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Livia Blackburne
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 7-5-14
Midnight Thief launches in three days!  Remember, I'm sending signed bookmarks and bookplates to people who preorder!  Details here. And... on to brain science links. Here's an interesting article on the components of creativity. I love this thoughtful piec...
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Science rocks!
Brain science, like, rocks more!
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In which I gush about readers and bribe people to preorder with bookplates
Less than a month until MIDNIGHT THIEF releases! The event page for MIDNIGHT THIEF’s official launch party is live :-) Between the mood swings, Amazon sales rank refreshing, picking up my newly printed hardcover to read a few pages and becoming convinced th...
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 04-13-2014
Hi All!  It's been an eventful few weeks, as the Midnight Thief launch.  There's a goodreads giveaway going on right now for a Midnight Thief ARC.  The ARC is also available now on Netgalley . Also, I'm happy to announce that Midnight Thief has been named o...
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The second scene is now on Wattpad
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A Brain Scientist's Take on Bad Reviews
"I’ve noticed a pattern in the blog posts of debut authors. Before the book comes out, there’s a flurry of activity about prelaunch preparations. Then there’s a celebration on launch day and a big promotional push. And finally, after things have quieted do...
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Interview with MIDNIGHT THIEF's cover designer. And win a signed hardcover!
The bookstore at the Ontario Teen Bookfest. Do you see MIDNIGHT THIEF? While I've always theoretically understood the importance of good cover art, but I didn't really appreciate it until the months before Midnight Thief's release. Disney-Hyperion really hi...
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Brain Science For Writers Roundup 5-31-14
And some more articles for your perusing pleasure...  Also, some feedback on this type of article roundup would be helpful going forward.  Is it worth continuing? Teary Testimony From Children is More Credible .  Raises some interesting implications for how...
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New Poison Dance scene on Wattpad:  A low ranking assassin confronts his Guildleader
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Chapter 2, Scene 1 now up!
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And today's the last day to get From Words to Brain for .99 cents!
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The first scene of Poison Dance is up on Wattpad
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  • Harvard Unversity
    Research Assistant, 2004 - 2005
  • Sandia Laboratories
    Summer Intern, 1999 - 2002
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Neuroscientist, Writer
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By day I'm a neuroscience graduate student at MIT, conducting research on the neural correlates of reading. On evenings and weekends, I write fantasy stories for young adults.  I write about the intersection of psychology and writing on my blog.
Education
  • MIT
    Cognitive Neuroscience, 2005 - present
  • Albuquerque Academy
    1993 - 2000
  • Harvard University
    Biochemical Sciences, 2000 - 2004