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Edward Lazellari

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Writer Edward Azellair, photograph courtesy the author; 220x278

Edward Lazellari

Edward Lazellari was born in New York City when the Beatles were still a group. He began writing in the early '90s while working as an artist at Marvel Comics. After years as an illustrator, he enrolled in Rutgers University to earn his BA in English literature, with a concentration in creative writing. (from his online bio)

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

The responses with people who have read my stories are mostly positive. It has encouraged me to be bold in my writing, take risks.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Fans who waited online an hour to get The Lost Prince, my second book, at Book Expo America. I am very grateful for their support. They make it possible for me to do what I do.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

George R.R. Martin (before the HBO series). I utilized his limited point of view which changes by chapter depending on who the focus is.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

J.K Rowling. In addition to her being a brilliant story teller, she is a fellow George Harrison fan. I think we'd get on, as the Brits say, and let's face it, she's easy on the eyes.

Book cover, The Lost Prince, Edward Lazellari; 96x144

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Rand Paul

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Guitar, Kindle, ipod, writing/sketch pad, a flashlight extra air, and my binky.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

Artistic satisfaction in a creative work well done. The creation of something I would have enjoyed myself had someone else wrote it.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Visiting the many worlds and characters inside my head.

submitted by Edward Lazellari

26 September, 2103

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Just the facts:
Born: New York City
Resides: New Jersey
Bibliography/Awards: Playboy's College Fiction Contest 1999; Awakenings from Tor Books 2011, The Lost Prince from Tor Books 2013

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