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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kim Strickland  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Strickland is a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kim Strickland is a pilot for a major airline and the author of two novels, ''Wish Club'' and ''Down at the Golden Coin''. She also writes the blog ''A City Mom''. Kim received a B.S in Journalism with an English minor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she obtained her pilot training at the University of Illinois' Institute of Aviation, as well.

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Titles At Your Library

Wish Club: A Novel
ISBN: 030735282X

Broadway Books. 2007

Claudia, Lindsay, Gail, Mara, and Jill are about to find out that the old adage is true—they really should be careful what they wish for. At first their book club was like any other: talking, drinking wine, and maybe even discussing the book they’ve read. But when they read a novel about witchcraft and jokingly try one of the spells . . . it works. Naturally the women are freaked out at—they’re not witches! But what could be the harm in lighting some candles and making little wishes? Everyone has wishes—the perfect man, more time to yourself, a little extra cash . . .

When their book club morphs into “Wish Club,” the ladies find their real gift is for conjuring trouble. Their wishes start going awry, and they find themselves in strange, hilarious, and in some cases even dangerous predicaments. But as they search for someone who might be able to help, each of the women begins to discover that she may have the ability to make her own wishes come true.

Down At the Golden Coin
ISBN: 0981979459

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