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M. K. Wiseman

A Wisconsin writer with a Southwest soul, M. K. Wiseman can generally be found wandering happily amongst the pages of the largest book she can get her hands on. Books have always been her passion and M. K. likes to say that she “hopped the counter”, transitioning from librarian to author a few years back. Additionally she is proud of her heritage, performing (for more years than she’ll let on) with a Croatian folk group out of Milwaukee.

Following the "write what you know" rule, she chose 17th-century Croatia as the setting for her first fantasy series. The first installment, The Bookminder, came out last year. Steampunk and paranormal round out the rest of her genre favorites. You might have seen her living the dream at local steampunk events around Wisconsin, talking of wild inventions and mad plots.

M. K. Wiseman promises to never grow up—though if she does, you can be certain that she won’t lose her starry-eyed wonder of the world and all its possibilities, real or imagined.

Learn more about M. K. Wiseman on her website.

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