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Mercer author Bates completes 'Walking Land'trilogy


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MERCER, Wis. - Author Callie Bates said her passion for telling stories and an interest in fantasy and mythology shaped her direction.

Speaking to Mercer residents about her career on Wednesday at the community center, Bates talked about her new book "The Soul of Power," which is the final of a three book "Waking Land" trilogy published by Del Ray Books. She also told stories about her life and what pushed her to become a writer.

"Callie is published by Del Ray, which is considered the biggest name in science fiction," said Teresa Schmidt, directo...