Orson Scott Card, author and literature professor at Southern Virginia University

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Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, You Can Be Tougher” podcast this coming week features Orson Scott Card, who is best known for his science-fiction novel “Ender’s Game,” and its two sequels: “Ender’s Shadow” and “Speaker for the Dead.” “Ender’s Game” also became a movie that was released in 2013.

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 19th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

The author’s works also include the young adult “Pathfinder” series (“Pathfinder,” “Ruins” and “Visitors”) and the fantasy “Mither Mages” series (“Lost Gate,” “Gate Thief” and “Gatefather”). And, he has written an American frontier fantasy series, “The Tales of Alvin Maker.”

Orson’s wide-ranging interests have further led him to write contemporary fantasy, biblical novels, poetry and plays. Additionally, he reviews movies, TV, books and music.

Along with his writing endeavors, Orson teaches occasional classes and workshops, and directs plays, while also teaching writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.

Orson was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona and Utah. During the early 1970s, he spent a few years in Brazil on a mission for the Mormon Church. He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card.

Life’s tough – you can be tougher, like Orson Scott Card, a man who knows a thing or two about the fight to sustain humankind.

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