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Ian Barnes
This 2018, Ian Barnes is mentoring Adult
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Ian Barnes
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Ian Barnes is a writer of bad jokes and various flavors of fantasy. A former computer engineer-turned-technical writer-turned-purveyor of puns, he lives outside Boston with his wife and cat amid an ever-expanding fort of books. He’s a lover of video games and whiskey, and will happily talk your ear off about either. When he was four, a ghost said hi to him. Ian is represented by Matt Bialer of Sanford J Greenburger Associates.

For Pitch Wars 2018, Ian Barnes is co-mentoring with Laura Lashley.

Favorite Books
THE DRESDEN FILES Series by Jim Butcher ZEROES by Chuck Wendig VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab THE PREY OF GODS by Nicky Drayden THE BANDS OF MOURNING by Brandon Sanderson
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