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Author M.L. Rio M. L. Rio was born in Miami and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in English and dramatic art and a minor in creative writing. She also holds a master's degree in Shakespeare Studies from King's College London and Shakespeare's Globe. Storytelling has always been her specialty.

Rio is an author of upmarket fiction leaning toward the literary, with heavy influences from theatre, music, mythology, and the long troubled history of the world.

Her writing career began when she participated in Reading Rainbow's Young Writers and Illustrators Contest in the first grade and wrote her first real story-about a girl who was lucky enough to have a pet dragon and somehow clever enough to hide it from her parents and all of the governmental authorities which might, conceivably, have been interested in such a biological marvel.

Her first novel, If We Were Villains, will be published in April 2017. (Photo credit: Eli Zwiebach-Cohen)

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  • If We Were Villains - March 2017

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