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B.J. Best

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B.J. Best is an award-winning writer and educator. His interactive fiction And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One won the 2021 Interactive Fiction Competition, the most prestigious annual competition in the field. In 2023, he finished second in the same competition with LAKE Adventure. B.J. has published seven books of poetry, most recently Everything about Breathing from Bent Paddle Press. He is also the author of more than fifty children’s nonfiction titles for grades K-2 through Cavendish Square. B.J. is a Professor of English and Interactive Arts at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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