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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kristine J. Trudeau  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1952 in Urbana, IL

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Illinois Connection

I tend to write what I know - that means I tend to lean toward writing about small town, Central Illinois. As a writer of Christian/Horror/Fiction, that also means I take liberties with real towns, areas and urban legends, and also create fictional ones.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born in Urbana, Illinois, I was raised in Camargo, Illinois for most of my youth attending the Villa Grove school system, where I graduated from high school in 1970. Over the course of time, I took classes at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois in subjects pertaining to my current needs. Married 33 years, to Larry Trudeau, I have one son and two granddaughters. I didn't begin my writing carrier until 1997, two years after the suicide of my youngest brother. It was then, that I discovered writing as my source of healing and a gift from God. I worked on my first novel, "BLOODLINE: The Glass Heart," while writing, as a columnist, for "The Villa Grove News." I stayed with the newspaper for 10 years then quit to pursue the writing I love best - Christian/Horror/Fiction novels. Currently, when I'm not writing, I'm Peace Meal Site Supervisor, and Activity Director at the Villa Grove Senior Center, and I volunteer as a site moderator for's books are also available through Barnes and Noble and local bookstores. Autographed copies can be ordered directly from the publisher, ''Anorexic Zombie Gazette & Publishing'' via: [].

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Bloodline: The Glass House
ISBN: 1425782965

Xlibris. 2007

It all began thousands of years ago deep in a wooded area that now and always has belonged to the ancestors of the Alaxander family . . . A human sacrifice gone bad and a curse pronounced at the time of death a curse so terrible that it has affected eve

Dawn & the Dead
ISBN: 0984165517

Anorexic Zombie Gazette & Publishing. 2010

DAWN & THE DEAD: Being in servitude to vampires is not Dawn Crummy's idea of a good time. Unlike her brother, Jack, Dawn would like to live a normal life. Running a funeral home is normal. Moonlighting as a taxi and hotel service to vampires is not normal. The one bright spot in Dawn's life is her new love, Brad Lantus. Her life takes a dramatic twist when she learns her love is a vampire, and not just any vampire this one can function in daylight. Brad is a vampdemon. In the days that follow, Dawn is thrown into a vampire war and discovers a love that transcends time and broken heart.

The Doll
ISBN: 0984165525

Anorexic Zombie Gazette & Publishing. 2011

Hurt and loneliness were all little Sarah Kinnery had ever known in her short life, until she found a doll buried in the dirt floor of her grandmother's woodshed. The miserable conditions Sarah endured, daily, created the perfect atmosphere to revive the doll, Magic. Taking little persuasion on the doll's part to convince a lonely little girl that she now has a friend, Magic begins the process of taking control of Sarah. When a neighbor woman takes an interest in Sarah's change of behavior and becomes a target for Magic's wrath the doll shows its true nature to anyone who dares interfere in its plans.

The Glass Heart
ISBN: 0984165533

Anorexic Zombie Gazette & Publishing. 2012

THE GLASS HEART is the second book in the Bloodline Trilogy, continuing the story of the generational curse upon the Alaxander family. Finding more of the Alaxander bloodline in Illinois, Callie and Darren Makabe come to realize that the curse is far-reaching and the evil entity, Zorak, isn't the only thing bent on their destruction. The newlyweds decide to return to the Alaxander glass house to discover what has become of Callie's brother, Mason Alaxander, and their cousin Junior Bagwell and while they are there, have their last showdown with Zorak---to end the curse once and for all. Unknown to the family Alaxander, there are people and forces at work---good and evil---that will change their lives forever.


  • 1st Place Writer of the Month, ''DAWN & THE DEAD''

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Please contact me by email or by phone 217-493-5103. Fees are negotiable. To find out about Kristine's upcoming speaking engagements and appearances, refer to her facebook page at //