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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Diane Morlan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1943 in Aurora, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Diane now lives in Sycamore, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

When Diane was fifteen years old, her family moved to Minneapolis. Since then she has considered both Illinois and Minnesota her home states. In 1977, Diane earned a B.A. in Social Work at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. After working in that field for eight years, Diane returned to graduate school at the University of Minnesota where she earned an MSW. She worked as a psychotherapist at a community mental health center and a clinical social worker at a psychiatric hospital.Diane is currently 'semi-retired' and in addition to her writing she works part-time at Kishwaukee College Library in Malta, IL.

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Shake down dead
ISBN: 9780984479597. OCLC Number: 767736097

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Too dead to dance
ISBN: 9780984479511. OCLC Number: 642344489

Cozy Cat Press,. .

Lederhosen, accordions and a dead body! Coffee roaster Jennifer Penny was astonished when she walked into her coffee booth the second day of Hermann, Minnesota's Polka Daze Festival. A dead body lay under the table! Jennifer, Megan Murphy and Sister Bernadine, the only working nun in town, have been friends since second grade. When Sister Bernadine becomes the chief suspect, Jennifer gets on the bandwagon to find the real murderer and prove the innocence of her unjustly suspected friend. While unearthing clues, Jennifer dodges the demands of her soon to be ex-husband and the advances of a sexy cop and a flirtatious butcher. She'll need more than a double espresso to stay on her toes and solve this