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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Sasha Dawn

Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Steffen lives in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Penny Steffen teaches English composition at McHenry County College and the College of Lake County. She earned her BA from Northern Illinois University and her MA from Seton Hill University. Her first book young adult novel, ''Oblivion'', is a psychological thriller written under the pseudonym Sasha Dawn. Her other published works include women’s fiction and a textbook that she contributed to titled, ''eFabulous: Publishing in a Paperless World.''

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Oblivion''''' -- *Booklist Starred Review

-- *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book