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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Kaplan  

Pen Name: EM Kaplan

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery Other

Born: 1972 in Bangkok, Thailand


Illinois Connection

Kaplan has lived in Woodstock, Illinois since 2006.

Biographical and Professional Information

Award-winning author, EM Kaplan, was an 80s kid, spoon fed on six channels of a VHF dial TV. She grew up reading Agatha Christie and Edgar Rice Burroughs in rural Arizona where there were no sidewalks but plenty of tumbleweeds. She has an undergrad degree from Brandeis University and a Master's in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. A former wannabe spy, trombonist, toilet-cleaner, beginner ninja, and subversive marketeer, she currently lives in the frozen north with her husband, author JD Kaplan, kids, and dog.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *BRAG Medallion, ''The Bride Wore Dead'' *IAN Book of the Year Finalist, ''Dim Sum, Dead Some''