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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Dale Anderson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1944 in Rockford, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Anderson was born and raised Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from East Rockford High School in 1962, attended the University of Illinois, Rockford College, Loyola University of Chicago (BA 1975) and Northern Illinois University (MS Ed 2003).

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Dale Anderson has written fiction and non-fiction. He is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. He taught creative writing for Writers Digest School (both Novel and Short Story) and for the University of Illinois at Chicago.Two of Anderson's published novels, ''Claw Hammer'' and ''Daddy's Home'' sold well, and several of his anthologized short stories have reappeared from major publishers. One of his short stories was adapted to a graphic novel format was recently rereleased. He has written four books that are available in ebook format only - ''PickAxe,'' ''Icepick,'' ''Sledge Hammer'' and ''The Devil Made Me Do It Again and Again.''Anderson is also a Board Certified Member and Certified Instructor of the National Guild of Hypnotists. He was trained in hypnotism at Hypnosis Wellness and Training Center in Janesville, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. He has two hypnosis CDs - ''Ideal Weight Hypnosis'' and ''Smoke Free Forever''.

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