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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: April 5, 1963



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Burns was raised on the north side of Chicago and currently lives in the Chicago Suburbs with his wife and family.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Burns is the author of seven books, including the novels A Fine Line and Recalled to Life, and the short story collections Grace: Stories and a Novella and No Turning Back: Stories. He is also an award-winning writer of stories for the screen and stage. A Necessary Explosion: Collected Poems is his first poetry collection, fifteen years in the making.

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