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General Information

Name:  Tom Mach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Tom left Chicago in 1969 and currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and two children.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Mach wrote three successful historical novels, Sissy!. All Parts Together, and Angels at Sunset. Author Mach’s fascination for Chicago history, particularly the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, inspired Angels at Sunset. Sissy! and All Parts Together—both of which won rave reviews and were listed among the 150 best Kansas books in 2011.Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award while All Parts Together was a viable entrant for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Award. Mach was recently honored for formulating a resolution to honor the centennial for the passage of Kansas suffrage by the Kansas legislature, which formally named it the "Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial" resolutions after the title of his suffrage novel, Angels at Sunset. Mach also wrote a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy which received positive reviews. In addition to he has also published several different ebooks.

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