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My guest today is L. E. Modesitt Jr., author of over 70 novels in both Science Fiction and Fantasy. In this episode we talk about his path to becoming a professional author, beginning as a poet, writing short fiction until an editor told him to stop submitting and write a novel, the difference in writing technology throughout his career, and much more.
About L. E. Modesitt Jr.:
L.E. MODESITT, JR. is the bestselling author of over seventy novels encompassing two science fiction series and four fantasy series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre.
Mr. Modesitt has been a delivery boy; a lifeguard; an unpaid radio disc jockey; a U.S. Navy pilot; a market research analyst; a real estate agent; a director of research for a political campaign; legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman; Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues; and a college lecturer and writer in residence. In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories. His first story was published in 1973. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
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