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Richard Lee Byers
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Happy birthday to Robert Conrad, born on this day in 1935!

Among his other accomplishments, he (and his collaborators) created steampunk TV.
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Happy birthday to regular steamboat service from the east to the west coast of the United States! It began on this day in 1849 when the SS California arrived in San Francisco Bay.

The breakthrough came when they stopped trying to go straight across.
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The anthology RESONATOR: NEW LOVECRAFTIAN TALES FROM BEYOND (in which I have a story) will soon be out. If you preorder, you can win a print of the cover art. Here's the link:

http://martianmigrainepress.com/RESONATOR-New-Lovecraftian-Tales-From-Beyond
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Happy birthday to the 22nd Amendment, ratified on this day in 1951!

I almost wish we had something similar that applied to children, brothers, and spouses. If our next Presidential election turns out to be Bush v. Clinton, American politics is going to start looking a little more dynastic than I think it ought to be.
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I contributed to another writers’ roundtable discussion on Sean Taylor’s blog. This was the new topic:

What is your favorite genre to read? To write? If they're not the same, why is that?

Check it out here:

http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/do-your-read-write-faves-connect.html?spref=fb
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Happy birthday to Buffalo Bill Cody, born on this day in 1846!

Looking back from our 21st Century vantage point on his life as a buffalo hunter, Indian war scout, and Wild West show impresario, it’s not hard to feel that he was part of what was problematic about 19th Century America. But in the context of his era, he may not have been so bad.

He opposed hide hunting and favored the implementation of a hunting season.

About Native Americans, he said the following: “Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."

And this was his attitude on women’s rights: “What we want to do is give women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay."

Like I said, fairly progressive compared to many others of his time.
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Happy birthday to John Saul, born on this day in 1942!

I have what may be a shocking confession for a horror fan to make. I’ve never read a John Saul novel. Are they good, and if so, what is a particularly scary one?
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Here's a kind review of the new horror anthology RESONATOR: NEW LOVECRAFTIAN TALES FROM BEYOND (in which I have a story):

http://muzzlelandpress.com/2015/02/28/book-review-resonator-new-lovecraftian-tales-from-beyond/
Edited by Scott R. Jones; Published by Martian Migraine Press Available for pre-order now “From Beyond” is a Lovecraft story that, while lacking the elegance and polish of some of his other works, ...
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: When the Fantastic Four first encountered Uatu the Watcher, he was just getting into Statue of Liberty cosplay.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: Although M’Gutu took a certain satisfaction in sidekicking for Tarzan, his true passion was surfing.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: The Gorilla Horde was resolved to keep abducting humans until they got their hands on a dentist.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: The Ultra-Humanite was about to discover that the spiky harness was a poor fashion choice for a super-villain prone to simian chest thumping.
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  • Self
    Writer, 1986 - present
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Tampa, FL - Plant City, FL - Lakeland, FL - Columbus, Ohio
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I write fantasy and horror fiction.
Introduction
I'm Richard Lee Byers, the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels including a number set in the Forgotten Realm universe. My current projects include The Brotherhood of the Griffon, an ongoing series about a mercenary (excuse me, sellsword) company in the Forgotten Realms, and The Impostor, an ongoing series that's either a superhero comic in prose or a modern version of a hero pulp depending on your frame of reference.
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From a recent review of The Impostor #1: Half a Hero: The Impostor #1: Half a Hero succeeds in everything that it was trying to accomplish. It was entertaining, had interesting and likable characters, an intriguing story and world, and leaves you wanting more. It’s something that I can see myself following as more of this series comes out. It’s definitely worth checking out. http://travizzt.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/the-impostor-1-half-a-hero-by-richard-lee-byers/
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  • University of South Florida
    Psychology, 1972 - 1975
  • Ohio State University
    Psychology, 1968 - 1972
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