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Carrie Patel is a novelist, game designer, and expatriate Texan. She is the author of the Recoletta trilogy, which includes the science fantasy murder mystery The Buried Life (2015), the political thriller Cities and Thrones (2015), and the upcoming The Song of the Dead (May 2017). Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies and PodCastle.

Three things about Carrie:
- Carrie is a narrative designer and writer in the video game industry. She works at Obsidian Entertainment, where she's worked on Pillars of Eternity and its expansions, The White March Part I and II.
- She and her husband are avid travelers and enthusiastic snowskiers. They've traveled to six continents and skied in five countries.
- She's gone bungee jumping from the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, the world's highest bungee bridge.

Five books Carrie loves:
1. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson2. The Scar by China MiƩville3. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin4. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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