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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Chester  

Pen Name: Jay D. Blakeney and Sean Dalton

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Deborah was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Chester received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oklahoma. She is internationally published, and an award-winning author of over 30 novels. She has written Regency romances, historical romances, young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. She is a tenured professor of professional writing the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches novel and short story writing. In 2004, she was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America.

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-- *American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ''The Sign of The Owl''