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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynn Kear  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Streator, Illinois


-- Website -- http://lynnkear.com
-- Lynn Kear on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lynn+kear

E-Mail: -- http://lynnkear@yahoo.com


Illinois Connection

I was born in Streator, Illinois in 1957 and moved to St. Charles, Illinois with my family in 1969. After graduating from St. Charles High School, I attended Elgin Community College, Aurora College, and Northern Illinois University. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1983 and eventually earned my Ph. D. at Georgia State University in 1989. I now reside in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Biographical and Professional Information

I write non-fiction, specializing in film and theater biographies, and crime fiction. In addition to writing, I teach Public Speaking at the college level.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Agnes Moorehead :
ISBN: 0313281556. OCLC Number: 26309770

Greenwood Press,. .

Evelyn Brent :
ISBN: 0786443634. OCLC Number: 646854139

McFarland & Co.,. .

"Evelyn Brent's life and career were going quite well in 1928. But by the end of that year Brent was headed for a quick, downward spiral ending in bankruptcy and occasional work as an extra. What happened is a complicated story laced with bad luck, poor decisions, and treachery detailed in the first and only full-length biography"--Provided by publisher.

Kay Francis :
ISBN: 0786423668. OCLC Number: 62493473

McFarland,. .

"Francis's biography is the heart of this book, her family background and her upbringing by a vaudevillian actress mother. The story of her career and romantic pursuits with comments from the media and her diaries, are supplemented with photographs. A chronology gives dates of theater openings, film releases, marriages, television and radio appearances, births and deaths"--Provided by publisher.

Kay Francis :
ISBN: 9780786454990. OCLC Number: 607869114

McFarland,. .

Francis's biography is the heart of this book, her family background and her upbringing by a vaudevillian actress mother. The story of her career and romantic pursuits with comments from the media and her diaries, are supplemented with photographs. A chronology gives dates of theater openings, film releases, marriages, television and radio appearances, births and deaths--Provided by publisher.

Killing Rosa :
ISBN: 9780615945859. OCLC Number: 954113877

Grey Fedora Books,. .

Laurette Taylor, American stage legend
ISBN: 9780786459223. OCLC Number: 673869468

McFarland & Co., Publishers,. .

How did Laurette Taylor (1884-1946) become America's most celebrated actress? What training and experience led to her first stage success, Peg o' My Heart, in 1912? How did her failed 1920s silent film career influence her stage technique? What was so remarkable about her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in the original 1945 Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie that many actors and critics have proclaimed her performance as the greatest they have ever seen, before or since? How did alcoholism affect her career? And why has it been so difficult to tell her story on stage and screen? This bio.

Murder in a Buckhead garden /
ISBN: 1933720786. OCLC Number: 808841130

P.D. Publishing,. .

Wealthy Buckhead resident Bob Thigpen III is shot and killed by a veiled woman, with landscape gardener Nicole Westlake as the only witness. When the police receive a call implicating Nicole in the murder, she finds herself drawn dangerously into the mysterious world of the Thigpen family.

Reincarnation :
ISBN: 0313295972. OCLC Number: 34357178

Greenwood Press,. .

Relative innocence /
ISBN: 1481012290. OCLC Number: 853605797

. .

"Professor Douglas Milbank turns a private school into a bloody murder scene when he kills his wife and three others before escaping. His eighteen-year-old son Jackson is guilt-ridden, thinking he could have prevented the massacre. Insurance agent Wade Helinski is suspected of killing two of his wives. Everyone except his daughter Casey believes he's guilty. Casey and Jackson accidentally meet in attorney Meredith Carlson's office and begin a dangerous affair that spins their lives further out of control."--p. [4] of cover.

The complete Kay Francis career record :
ISBN: 0786431989. OCLC Number: 183392787

McFarland,. .

"A guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information, opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews is provided. A section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia"--Provided by publisher.

The complete Kay Francis career record :
ISBN: 9781476602875. OCLC Number: 608493019

McFarland,. .

A guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information, opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews is provided. A section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia--Provided by publisher.

Tighter, tighter /
ISBN: 1468089412. OCLC Number: 808836418

[publisher not identified],. .

Eighteen year old Kath Branch disappeared from St. James, Illinois in 1975. That same night, local sandwich shop owner Billy Carlson was gunned down and dumped in the St. James River. This cold case is personal for prosecutor Meredith Carlson. Billy was her husband's father. Convinced she's solved the case, Meredith lures the now legendary rock star back to her hometown.

We╩╝re here :
ISBN: 0966811208. OCLC Number: 43424262

Brookhaven Pub.,. .