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General Information

Name:  Lori Hile  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Non-Fiction

Born: Birmingham, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Lori lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lori received a two-year graduate certificate in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of Chicago, where she was a finalist for the Student Writing Prize. She studied at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies.After spending 15 years as an events, PR, and marketing manager for a major multimedia retailer she turned that experience into a successful writing career.

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