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Stefon Mears
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If you got spam from me overnight, my apologies. Looks as though whoever hacked my comcast email a couple of months ago spoofed my address for another round of spam. (I've done all the password changing and stuff anyway, just in case.)

I'm now thinking of dropping that email address entirely. I don't use it for all the much these days anyway...
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Thanks, guys.
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Ready for game 3! Go Blazers!
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I enjoyed a lot of Prince's music, but I think my favorite bit about Prince was Charlie Murphy's story about playing basketball against Prince's band. (from Dave Chappelle's Show)
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Game. Blouses. 
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If that dog ever comes to Portland, he'll get all the scratches and treats. (And beer for trainers/handlers)
http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/03/bomb-sniffing_dog_discovers_2.html
Documents listed the final destination for the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles as Portland.
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For anyone still paying attention, turns out it was Portland, Maine -- not Oregon.

The offer still stands.
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Finally.

The new Rise of Magic novel is out! Lunar Alchemy!

Now you too can find out what happens when powerful Russian families clash with a wizard-pilot and a duelist over a new life form on the moon...

My website will be updated soon to include all the major stores, but for now here are links to three of the biggest:
http://www.amazon.com/Lunar-Alchemy-Rise-Magic-3/dp/0692653139
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1087870166
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/lunar-alchemy
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Depends on the printer queue, but I'd think they should be able to.
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Picked up some new work pants today.
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Want. So. MUCH. 
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Game 4! Here we go! Let's go Blazers!
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Two. If we make the next round, I may try to get tickets for another though.
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Some twenty-five years ago, a guy I knew tried to get me into Slayer. If he'd played me the song Seasons in the Abyss, it probably would have worked.

Heard that song for the first time yesterday and found it surprisingly good. I was especially impressed with the production. Wasn't the sound I'd expected from them. Looked it up later on Wikipedia and immediately understood why.

The album was produced by Rick Rubin and Andy Wallace. (That means more if you were listening to metal in the 80s and early 90s.)
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(Imagined conversation with someone asking about my day)

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You sound happy, Stefon. What's--

OPENING DAY! HUGE GIANTS WIN! THE HOMERS! THE DEFENSE!

Well, that sounds--

AND I HAVE BLAZERS PLAYOFF TICKETS! TO TWO GAMES!

Wow, that does sound--

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO A PLAYOFF GAME BEFORE!

...You're not getting any writing done today. Are you?

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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+Island Vixen we are late at buying our tickets this year; would you want to go to Japanese-American night perhaps? Pretty sure that's not against LA this year.
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Everybody has ears. Most people have heard of Sears. Some people have even been in arrears.

And yet, more often than you would believe, someone pronounces my last name Myers. I just don't get it.
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I read the first book. I liked it, but not quite enough to continue with the series.
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I'm back. I'm alive. I'm exhausted. Trying to catch up, but I apologize if I miss anything.

Also, I sold three short stories (to anthologies by John Helfers, Kerrie Lynn Hughes, oh, and Kevin J. Anderson).
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Very nice!
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Ah, Dancing Along the Edge by Concrete Blonde. Why did I go so long between instances of listening to you? Bloodletting next, then others...
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Writer
Skills
Writing, editing, Capoeira, teaching, fundraising, grant writing
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Portland, Oregon
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Writer, gamer, capoeirista, pagan, the list goes on and on.
Introduction

Stefon Mears grew up in California, Middle-Earth, and Amber. He went to U.C. Berkeley intending to major in Genetics, but the call of storytelling compelled him to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Mythology and Ritual). He later earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, with a Fiction major, and has published many short stories, poems and essays.

Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at a World Fantasy Conference, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.

Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.

Stefon’s debut novel, Magician’s Choice, is in stores now.

Education
  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
    Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, 2010 - 2012
    I managed to take all four craft classes (in addition to everything else): Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children & Young Adult
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology), 1988 - 1992
  • Sequoia High School
    1984 - 1988
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Gender
Male
Other names
Legal first name: George (Stefon is my middle name), Sansão (Capoeira nickname)