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AND MESSAGES SAMANTHA REDSTREAKE GEARY AND UNDAUNTED ARTICLE DANIEL WALTON PHOTOGRAPHY CELIA TABITHA PHOTOGRAPHY + FINE ART & EVAN ANDERSON

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magine the sounds of a springtime stroll through the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.

Bees buzz between the vibrant blooms of the Rose Garden, water gurgles from the satyr fountains on the terrace, wind rus-

tles through the azaleas—and Samantha Redstreake Geary speaks into her voice recorder as she walks through it all. “It’s actually kind of a handicap, because I can’t write anything in silence,” Geary says with a laugh. The Asheville author finds inspiration in the noises that surround her, whether they come from the Biltmore trails she often hikes while

Samantha Redstreak Geary - writerlysam.com Tamara Parker - 10til10.com The UNDAUNTED ebook is available exclusively on msannegirl.com/projects as a donation download. The accompanying album is available through iTunes and other digital stores and the short film is available on RSM's YouTube channel. Parker's first 10til10 album will be available on iTunes and other digital stores in March.

drafting scenes (particularly for her Biltmore-inspired YA historical fantasy novel series, Architects of Illusion) or the music she selects as an ever-present backdrop to her writing process. By exploring the relationship between sound and story, she aims to inspire audiences more powerfully than she could with music or words alone. A biochemist by training, Geary had a previous career in pharmaceutical research and was recruited by the FBI as a forensics special agent before becoming a creative writer. She was quick to begin collaborating with composers on anthologies, short stories, novels, serials and film and series scripts. 12

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