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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jennie Spallone  

Pen Name: None




Illinois Connection

Lives in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The award-winning author wrote over one-hundred profiles and feature stories for local and national publications, as well as two special education texts, before putting pen to ''Deadly Choices'', her first suspense novel. That novel won Third Place for Mystery Fiction at the Police Writers Conference (Name changed to Public Safety Writers) in Las Vegas. Spallone is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She speaks at local bookstores and libraries and Mystery Conferences throughout the Country, including Scene of the Crime, Bouchercon, Printer's Row, Sleuthfest, Malice Domestic, Magna Cum Murder, Midwest Literary Fest, Love is Murder, Public Safety Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the University of Wisconsin Writer's Institute.

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Titles At Your Library


-- Third-Place Award Winner of Mystery Fiction, Police Writers Association Conference for ''Deadly Choices'' in 2006