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About the Authors
Elizabeth Hollinger nonetheless has fond thoughts of enjoying games along with her mom and sister within the wee hours of the morning sooner than catching the bus to visit institution. She swears that this most up-to-date trek via formative years is triggered in basic terms through the japanese online game manuals she interprets for pals (both actual and web-based). Really.
James M. Ratkos nonetheless unearths time to fuss over the looks of the web site he and Beth hold whilst no longer wired by way of his full-time activity. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain cycling in the course of the large, uh, hills in Michigan.
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