Francis Gilchrist

Fredericksburg, VA



I wanted to be an astronaut up until 5th grade. Then I discovered writing and realized I could be an astronaut, a wizard, a warrior, a detective and just about anything else I wanted. I started with fan-fiction and graduated to my own original work and have been striving ever since to better myself as a writer. I hope to be published one day, but then again, I think all writers hope for that.

Apart from writing, I'm 27 years old and graduated from Penn State with a degree in psychology. In my spare time I enjoy reading (obviously) and I think the best ending to any day is laying in bed watching a movie.

Favorite Books

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Secret History & The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Dune by Frank Herbert
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

Favorite Quotes

"We know what is sacred to us when we recoil from impiety." Old School, Tobias Wolff

"He realized that among these kids he called his friends he felt much more alone than he had felt in his room last night." Lost Souls, Poppy Z. Brite

Favorite Genres

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