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Author Erin Beaty’s Experience in the Navy Inspires Debut Novel

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article by Erin Beaty, discussing her debut release, The Traitor’s Kiss. Erin Beaty’s debut young adult novel drew inspiration from a personal place: Beaty’s career in the Navy. Beaty served as a weapons officer and later as an instructor at the Center for Naval Leadership. Here, she shares how her experiences helped to shape The Traitor’s Kiss—a book about a girl who becomes a spy in order to win her freedom after being deemed unmarriageable by her family. I was probably about ten before I learned it was unconventional for a girl to like math and science. It didn’t make sense to me, though, because my mother was…

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