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The Boy from the Mountains Beyond by Lynn H. Elliott and Luis A. Santos
Toymaker's daughter finds boy in winter forest protected by a lone wolf.


Lynn Elliott was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, He immigrated to the US in 1965. His BA is from Nottingham, England. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara He is a professor of English and creative writing at California State University, Chico, and recently ended a six-year tenure as chair of English. 

He has written eleven plays, four of which have won national awards. Elliott has also written three screenplays and published three autobiographical prose pieces. He has given many talks and readings from his writings at gatherings and conferences. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including two from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His most recent play, Another Child’s Christmas in Wales, is represented by the Drama Society of Wales and published as a book. He is currently completing a children’s novel, Uncle Tal and Me. He is the recipient of two NEH grants and many awards from the university. He is a tenor in the University Choir, studies Sinmoo Hapkido martial arts, and resides in Chico, California, with his wife, Dani. 

Luis A. Santos was born in Davao City, Philippines. He moved to California to study electronic technology, pursuing a masters degree in multimedia design at California State University, Chico. He also minored in music and recording arts. 

While a student, he produced and composed music for stage shows, wrote one-act plays, and produced mixed media performances which incorporated video, dance, theater, computer graphics and animation, some of which were nominated for local arts awards. He presented Persistent Vision, his masters recital, an ecologically themed multimedia stage performance using an original score, live performances, visual projections and participation by dozens of artists and technicians. Persistent Vision was recognized as one of the finest recital produced in the university. 

In 1998 he produced Dragon Rage, a multimedia tribute to Bruce Lee writing an original composition by the same title. The tribute received first prize in an Electronic Music Composition Competition. He was subsequently invited by The Bruce and Brandon Lee Memorial Foundation to perform this work at international events in Seattle and Las Vegas in 2000. 

He continues his creative work blending technology and art and now lives in Marin County where he teaches computers and technology at a public elementary school.

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