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Megan Futcher

I was born into a family of dedicated bibliophiles. I'm a proud introvert and some of my fondest memories are those of visiting libraries and local book stores. In many ways, growing up I saw my library card as my best friend. From the moment I was able to write a full sentence I was dabbling around with words, creating stories out of the fictional worlds and the characters that lived on in my imagination. Nearing the end of my school years I was swept up in the fast paced world of food and with a box of my most precious books under my arm, I moved away from home, determined to become a chef. After three years of study I graduated with a diploma in professional cooking. But it was during the many hours of pre-service preparation that I often found my mind wandering to a fantasy land and all I did on my days off was browse book stores and read. A move to a new country in 2010 set about a massive change in my personal and professional life. The long, fruitless hours I was spending in the kitchen finally caught up with me and in 2014 I took the plunge, trading my knives for a keyboard. My love of reading extends to a diverse range of genes including – fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction and the supernatural. People and cultures have always fascinated me too and I enjoy thumbing through heavy books on anthropology and archaeology. My novels and novellas dive into an unknown world before recorded history and I love asking the 'what if' question while I create and write a fantasy spin on human evolution. The decision I made to 'go indie' started with me opening a new project in Scrivener for Linux, from there my eyes have been opened to so many fantastic possibilities. I'm a massive supporter of letting the creative mind go wild and indie publishing is such a great way to express oneself freely. I've met so many amazing people on my journey so far and the knowledge I'm gaining along the way is invaluable and I can only see it expanding as the indie revolution across all industries explodes in the coming future. Along with reading everything I can get my hands on, I'm an enthusiastic gamer (who is determined to get over FPS – first person sickness). I also love movie date nights, yoga and cooking for my family and friends. I currently live in Perth, Western Australia with my Trekkie husband, Andy.