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Meet the Author of The Firebug of Balrog County

Biographical Sketch

David Oppegaard

David Oppegaard's academic credentials include a B.A. in English Literature from St. Olaf College and a M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University.  When not writing novels, which he has been doing since the age of fifteen, he has worked as an optician, editorial assistant, trash picker, library circulation assistant, creative writing teacher, and a child minder on a British cruise ship.  Currently he works at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities as a Principal Office and Administrative Specialist.

Interviews with the Author--Discussing The Firebug of Balrog County

David Oppegaard, Author of The Firebug of Balrog County, on Naps and Playing With His Cat (Adventures in YA Publishing, 9/13/2015)

St. Paul author takes on burning grief in "Firebug of Balrog County" (Minnesota Public Radio, The Thread, 10/1/2015)

Other Interviews with the Author

David Oppegaard on Getting Published (, 6/10/2010)

Horror Author Interview: David Oppegaard (Ginger Nuts of Horror, 3/18/2014)

Interview and Giveaway with David Oppegaard (The Book Smugglers, 2/19/2009)

Interview with David Oppegaard (Eric Beetner, 4/3/2014)

Interview with David Oppegaard (T.J. Redig, 7/9/2014)

Meet the Writer Interview: David Oppegaard (This Is Horror, 3/18/2014)

Too Good to Bury: An Interview with David Oppegaard (BlueInk Review, 6/19/2013)

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