Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Klise  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: in Peoria, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Klise was born in Peoria and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Klise is an author, high school librarian, supervisor of a high school literary journal and teen book club as well as the Gay-Straight Alliance at a Chicago area high school. His short stories have appeared in many journals, including StoryQuarterly, New Orleans Review, Ascent, and Southern Humanities Review. Love Drugged is his first novel.

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Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Klise enjoys visiting high schools to talk to groups of any size, especially around Chicago. He will conduct half-day or full-day writing workshops, or to provide “book talks” about other contemporary novels that will get teens excited about reading. Fees vary, depending on travel. For more information, email him at: [].