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Teague de La Plaine
Teague de La Plaine is an indie writer and Chief Creative Officer of Storyslinger. Former Marine, merchant sailor, performer, and globetrotting, seafaring, adventurous rapscallion. He lives near the sea with his wife and three little rascals.