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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dana Killion  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery



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Killion currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dana Killion grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, reading Nancy Drew and dreaming of living surrounded by tall buildings. A career in the apparel industry satisfied her city living urge and Nancy Drew evolved into Cornwell, Fairstein, and Evanovich.

One day, frustrated that her favorite authors weren't writing fast enough, an insane thought crossed her mind. "Maybe I could write a novel?"

Silly, nave, downright ludicrous. But she did it. She plotted and planned and got 80,000 words on the page. That manuscript lives permanently in the back of a closet. But the writing bug had bitten.

Her debut novel, Lies in High Places, was released in October of 2017 and the rest is history.

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