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Name:  Owen Hurd  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction



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Owen Hurd lives in Chicago with his wife Geralyn and son Patrick.

Biographical and Professional Information

Owen Hurd is a writer and editor. He has 20 years of professional writing experience, working for business and nonprofit clients. Hurd has a master's degree in English from DePaul University (1993). He graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1987 with a major in political science and a minor in history. Hurd has worked for several book publishers in Chicago, including Loyola University Press and Bonus Books, where he was an acquisitions editor.

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