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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Furlong Bolliger  

Pen Name: S. Furlong-Bolliger

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Born: 1967 in Battle Creek, MI


Illinois Connection

I've lived throughout the United States, but currently reside in central Illinois with my husband and four children. I write both short stories and novels, many of which feature an Illinois setting. My most recent novel, ''Murder for Bid'', takes place in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

A former high school language teacher, Susan started working as a freelance translator and academic writer after leaving the teaching profession. In addition to her freelance work, she enjoys writing fiction. Her stories have appeared in national magazines such as ''Woman's World'' and in various print anthologies including ''The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping'' and ''I Told You So''. SBolliger has also written several e-books. They include ''Christmas in Killarney'', ''Death by Jello'', ''Paddy Whacked'', ''Dead Giveaway'', and ''Murder on the Ropes''. Her debut novel, ''Murder for Bid'', has just been published by Martin Sisters Publishing.

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-- *Open Book Society Pick of the Year for Anthologies, ''The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping''