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The Story Behind Anvil of God by J. Boyce Gleason

When I was in college, I studied history. I had one professor who was a fixture at Dartmouth named Charles Wood. The students called him “Chuckling Charlie Wood” because he had a pleasant nature and was very approachable. I didn’t know it at the time, but he was one of the foremost medieval historians in…

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The Story Behind The Last Ancient by Eliot Baker

My inspiration for The Last Ancient started off as something darker than the final product. Some people very close to me were having their lives ripped apart by addiction, and I began writing a parable about that downward spiral. Then I basically went down a creative rabbit hole myself, found some incredible stuff, recorded it,…

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The Story Behind Heart Knot Mine by Lily Velden

I can thank my daughter for the inspiration for Heart Knot Mine. One evening she came around with the DVD of The Holiday, starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, along with Jude Law and Jack Black, for us to watch. She knows me well—I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy. The cheeky minx told…