Worldbuilding for Masochists

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June 22, 2020  

About the Hosts

June 22, 2020

 Headshots of Cass Morris, Rowenna Miller, and Marshall Ryan Maresca


Rowenna Miller, a self-professed nerd from the Midwest, is the author of fantasy novels TORN, FRAY, and RULE. When she's not writing, she enjoys trespasses while hiking and recreating historical textiles.

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Marshall Ryan Maresca is a fantasy and science-fiction writer, author of the Maradaine Saga: Four braided series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine, which includes The Thorn of Dentonhill, A Murder of Mages, The Holver Alley Crew and The Way of the Shield, as well as the dieselpunk fantasy, The Velocity of Revolution. He is also the co-host of the Hugo-nominated, Stabby-winning podcast Worldbuilding for Masochists, and has been a playwright, an actor, a delivery driver and an amateur chef. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family.

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Cass Morris works as a writer and research editor in central Virginia. Her debut series, The Aven Cycle, is Roman-flavored historical fantasy. She is also one-third of the team behind the two-time Hugo Award Finalist podcast Worldbuilding for Masochists. She holds a Master of Letters from Mary Baldwin University and a BA in English and History from the College of William and Mary. She reads voraciously, wears corsets voluntarily, and will beat you at Mario Kart.

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