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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: January 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Illinois Connection

Abbott has written a book about an Illinois subject of interest - the city of Chicago. Her book "Sin in the Second City" is based in Chicago and her research for the book was conducted in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Abbott worked as a journalist in Philadelphia for several years. She then moved to Atlanta to pursue writing book-length narrative nonfiction. She now lives in New York.

Since Abbott is not from Illinois but has written about an Illinois subject of interest, you will only find information about her book written about Illinois. Additional information about Ms. Abbott and her other books can be found on her web page -

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