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General Information

Name:  Rikk Dunlap  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1962 in Illinois

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Dunlap lives in Richton Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rikk Dunlap is a maintenance worker at Homewood-Flossmoor High School by day and a writer in his spare time.

His novel "The Christmas Tree Lot", inspired by an actual Christmas tree lot in Richton Park, Illinois, has been made into a Hallmark Christmas movie - "Christmas Under the Stars." The made for tv movie will star Jesse Metcalfe, Jocelyn Gauthier, and Anthony Bolognese.

Rikk was captivated by a Christmas Tree lot in Richton Park, Illinois, year after year before he finally decided to sit down and write a story about it. After reading the story, his agent got it to Hallmark where the staff there fell in love with it too.


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