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Steven E Schend
17 May 1967
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10 years as a TSR/Wizards of the Coast wage slave in the editorial and design groups for role-playing games.

12+ years as a freelancer or staff writer/editor at various places, including 3 game companies and two textbook publishers

3 years as a substitute teacher in Port Townsend, WA

Adjunct instructor of storytelling at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI (Autumn 2006)

Currently working on my third novel, and hoping more are to come. My first novel came out July 12, 2006; my 2nd novel came out September 2, 2008, and I've six short stories in print through Wizards of the Coast and DAW Book.

The lovely Sarah and I got married March 21, 2007.

Now if anyone knows how to write concise book bios, lemme know.....
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