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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Allen Boone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Mark Allen Boone ia a native Chicagoan. He was born April 4, 1951 in Chicago and currently resides in Lisle, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mark Allen Boone is former teacher and editor who grew up on Chicago’s West Side.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0870673319

All America Distributors Corp. 1989

The Demise of Luleta Jones
ISBN: 0977251500

Blacksmith Books, LLC. 2006

A rare work where the literary novel and the mystery meet. Reporter Theo Pugh is obsessed with uncovering the facts surrounding the mysterious suicide of an enigmatic public school teacher from a newly gentrified Chicago neighborhood. The investigations peels away the community's thin veneer, portraying the dire consequences that gifted African Americans suffer when they violate their community's narrow conventions.


  • 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing, ''The Demise of Luleta Jones''

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