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RALPH PULLINS is much happier and more well-adjusted than most of his writing might suggest. When he is not busy writing lies for fun and profit, he lives and works in suburban Michigan with his brilliant wife and two sons. His first novel, Antiartists, will be published by Pen Name Publishing in the spring of 2016, he is currently finding a good home for his second, Flagg, and he is writing a third, an adventure story meant for young readers.

He is very interested in hearing from readers and other writers and what they think about life, the universe, and everything, so you can also email him anytime at dissent.within@gmail.com.

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