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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Kaplan  

Pen Name: EM Kaplan

Genre: Fiction Mystery Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1972 in Bangkok, Thailand

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Illinois Connection

Kaplan has lived in Woodstock, Illinois since 2006.

Biographical and Professional Information

Award-winning author, EM Kaplan, was an 80s kid, spoon fed on six channels of a VHF dial TV. She grew up reading Agatha Christie and Edgar Rice Burroughs in rural Arizona where there were no sidewalks but plenty of tumbleweeds. She has an undergrad degree from Brandeis University and a Master's in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. A former wannabe spy, trombonist, toilet-cleaner, beginner ninja, and subversive marketeer, she currently lives in the frozen north with her husband, author JD Kaplan, kids, and dog.


BRAG Medallion, The Bride Wore Dead IAN Book of the Year Finalist, Dim Sum, Dead Some

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Dim sum, dead some :
ISBN: 1505402239. OCLC Number: 904389108

E.M. Kaplan,. .

The bride wore dead :
ISBN: 1494277700. OCLC Number: 1038721112

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Just days after Josie is the last-minute bridesmaid at a massive Boston Brahmin wedding, the lovely bride dies on her honeymoon at an exclusive Arizona resort. The mother of the bride thinks Josie, with her ... unique people skills, can find out what really happened. Josie discovers the dead bride may not have been the first dead girl. And to Josie's horror, the killer has set his sights on her next.

Unmasked /
ISBN: 1499593945. OCLC Number: 881831973

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"Mel can sense the blood beating through your veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell when you are lying. She can make herself stronger, heal small wounds, and manipulate light to change her appearance. She is a Mask-a faceless, cloaked arbitrator, revered and feared by all. Ott is a hunter from the frozen north who's tracking the horrifying monsters that have burrowed up from underground. Blessed by charm and good looks, Ott is used to the attention of females, but, gods above, he is knocked flat by the kiss of the ethereal woman he rescues. How could she possibly be a Mask?"--Cover, page 4.