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General Information

Name:  David K Dodd  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Pittsfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Davd was born and raised in a small Illinois town. He now lives in Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Biographical and Professional Information

Small towns left a big impression on David K. Dodd, even though the allure of big cities drew him away from his quiescent hometown of Pittsfield, Illinois. In his career, Dodd taught psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Eastern Illinois University, and Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas. His own hometown experiences as well as his time in Kansas contributed to the small-town setting of Star Shooting. Now retired from his career in psychology, Dodd resides in picturesque Fish Creek, Wisconsin, where he is working on his second novel.

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Titles At Your Library

Star Shooting
ISBN: 098356700X

Bay Creek Publishing, LLC. 2011

Star Shooting is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of Ronnie Cousins. A star of his small rural community, excelling in school and sports, Ronnie is universally popular-a true leader among his peers. Everyone predicts a very bright future for him. But there are turbulent times during his sixteenth year, and a series of misfortunes sends him spirally downward, ending in a shocking act that stuns his community. The story concludes with an intense trial in which opposing attorneys battle for Ronnie's future. Readers, like jurors, will struggle to understand Ronnie's motive and to decide upon ultimate justice. A compelling story of youthful promise, friendship, and family, Star Shooting is a tragicomedy-at once heartbreaking and heartwarming-that will captivate readers of all ages.

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