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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brian Lloyd Cox  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1963

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Illinois Connection

I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but moved to Evanston, IL. 22 years ago. I have worked as a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune for 15 years writing new and feature stories. I have taken non credit fiction writing courses at Northwestern University and through other venues.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian is a fiction writer, freelance journalist and photographer. He is a spiritual seeker who writes about life, hope and twists of the imagination. His story, ''November Forgets'', was published in the 2003 anthology, "Further Persons Imperfect" and he recently published his first collection of short fiction titled: ''Birthday Presence 16 Stories with One Thing in Common''. Brian is currently working on a novella.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Birthday Presence
ISBN: 1475906323

iUniverse. 2012

PRAISE FOR BIRTHDAY PRESENCE "These are tales of intensity and indignation, of passion and pathos, of angst and anger, of grappling and grief. They're also tales of both humor and heart-though each of these elements skews, at times, rather dark. Most of all, these are tales of wounded spirits yearning for redemption, reconciliation, release . . . or just a reason to live. Cox characters step right up, grab us by the lapels, yank us toward them and, Willy-Loman-like demand to be known", Paul McComas Author of Unplugged and Planet of the Dates, from his foreword


  • Pioneer Press Fiction Writing Award, ''(Short Story)

    Lost Kitten One Hundred Percent Chance of Snow''

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    I can speak knowledgeably about developing fledgling ideas into full fictional stories, about using the characters encountered in everyday life in fiction, how to develop plot and keep writing and how to trust your intuition as a writer. I prefer to speak in Chicago and the north suburbs of Chicago. Contact email Phone 847-361-2600. Fees are negotiable.