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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Earl Sewell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Sewell was born in Chicago and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing and Radio Broadcasting from Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shortly after college Sewell wrote his first novel but after receiving more than twenty rejection letters from publishers, he abandoned the dream of becoming a published author. Years later, after losing his mother to heart failure, Sewell gave writing another shot. He completed his second novel and decided to publish the book on his own. He launched his own publishing company called ''Katie Books'' - named in honor of his mother. His second effort was a hit and two years later he signed a publishing agreement with a major publisher.

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