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Pen Name: Monk Ashland

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Science_Fiction

Born: 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Rettstatt has lived in Chicago on and off through 2010.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Rettstatt is a longtime fan of fantasy fiction and anime, and has spent the last decade tuned in to kids, technology, and storytelling. He has lived as a teacher in China and done research from Seoul to Sao Paulo. He co-authored Kaimira: the Sky Village under the pen name Monk Ashland. He currently resides in Berkeley, California.


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