In episode 308 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Kristen Britain., author of the Green Rider books – Green Rider, First Rider’s Call, The High King’s Tomb, Mirror Sight and the latest, Firebrand.
Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she started her first novel – an undersea fantasy featuring herself and her friends – at the age of nine. She published her first book, a cartoon collection called, Horses and Horsepeople, at the age of thirteen. In 1987 she completed a degree in film production, with a minor in writing, at Ithaca College. After graduation, travel beckoned and she began a career as a ranger with the National Park Service, enabling her to work in a variety of natural and historical settings, from 300 feet below the surface of the Earth to 13,000 feet above sea level on the Continental Divide; and from the textile mills of the American Industrial Revolution to the homes of Americans who changed the course of history. Her first published epic fantasy novel, Green Rider, the story of a runaway school girl who finds herself in deep peril when she agrees to bear a message for a dying Green Rider (king’s messenger), was released in 1998.
Currently she lives in an adobe house in the high desert of New Mexico among the hummingbirds and lizards.
This week’s picks:
- Kristen Britain on Facebook
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- The Functional Nerds Patreon Page
- Patrick’s New Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere)
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