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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Mystery Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlie Donlea spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane. These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for his first novel, Summit Lake.

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