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K.A. Hough: Ground Control

The Sample Chapter Podcast

Release Date: 04/27/2021

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Episode 174 goes back to London for speculative fiction author, K.A. Hough! It's a wonderful conversation about family motivation, supportive spouses, NaNoWriMo beginnings, constantly learning, and her love for helping authors make their books shine! Then we dive into a riveting sample chapter from her debut novel, Ground Control so what are you waiting for? 

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