A. C. Gaughen
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A. C. Gaughen

A. C. GAUGHEN is the author of the Scarlet Trilogy (Scarlet, Lady Thief and Lion Heart) and the Elementae series (REIGN THE EARTH, IMPRISON THE SKY). She serves as an engagement manager for the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA and on the board for the non-profit Boston GLOW, creating opportunities to encourage and engage teen girls in the Greater Boston area. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

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I've been madly in love with writing since I was in kindergarten. Not kidding-some of my earliest memories revolve around books and writing, like reading in front of the class, reading with my mother, and writing a story in first grade that was so funny (it dealt with a gorilla finding someone naked in the shower, and was, sadly, the culmination of my humor writing skills) it got me kicked out of class. Which was also the first and last time for that.

No that's a lie. In third grade I got detention for ripping bark off a tree.

I know, I'm a rebel.

From there, it was a long road. I wrote all through middle school and starting submitting novels (I hope I still have those very kind, gentle rejection letters somewhere) when I was thirteen. ACK you have no idea how bad those novels looked. All through high school I was writing in a notebook instead of taking class notes (explaining the less than perfect GPA). It was always novels for me-the first time I seriously wrote short stories was at the end of my college career, to get into my graduate program, and it felt awkward and weird.

But I got in to grad school, wrote like a fiend, and when I graduated I spent three miserable years as a freelance writer while working on several different novels. I wrote them, prepped them, submitted them, and kept on working, because as far as I can tell, the actual writing is the only thing that i can control, and it's the part that really makes me happy.

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    • Lady Thief

    • Scarlet, Book 2
    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No Joy

    • By S. Lynne on 06-12-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Imprison the Sky

    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Maya Saroya
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stolen from her family as a child, Aspasia has clawed her way up the ranks of Cyrus's black-market empire to captain her own trading vessel - and she risks it all every time she uses her powerful magic to free as many women, children, and Elementae from slavery as she can....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing! Of course!

    • By Wolfster on 01-31-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Scarlet

    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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    Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Big John and Robin Hood know the truth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gender Bending in Sherwood Forrest

    • By Susie on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Lion Heart

    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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    Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape, she learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to end the series

    • By kimberly coleman on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reign the Earth

    • By: A.C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate to end the violence. Willing to trade her freedom for peace, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice start to a new series ...

    • By Shawscribbles on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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