'Scott Lynch was born in Minnesota in 1978. His first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was released in 2006 and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. His latest novel, iThhe Republic of Thieves, hit the New York Times and USAToday bestseller lists. He is also a volunteer firefighter. Lynch and author Elizabeth Bear recently announced their engagement.'
(context: Elizabeth Bear is one of my favorite authors)