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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Denise Stybr  

Pen Name: Denise Swanson

Genre: C:ADULT Mystery

Born: 1956 in Kansas City, MO


Illinois Connection

Styber lives and writes in Plainfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Denise Styber is a New York Times best-selling author. She has written the Scumble River Mystery Series and Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery Series. She also was an author in the anthology, ''Drop-Dead Blonde'', published in 2005.Styber was a school psychologist for twenty-two years. She drew upon that background to create school psychologist Skye Denison in the Scumble River Mystery Series who solves mysteries loosely based on incidents that occurred in her own life.

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-- *Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee for ''Murder of a Sweet Old Lady'' *Daphne de Maurier