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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Klefstad  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Klefstad lives in DeKalb and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Klefstad is the Morning Edition host & the first-ever Book Series editor at NPR station WNIJ. He also reports on the latest news, weather and interviews authors for NPR/WNIJ's "Read With Me" book series. Klefstad divides his time between DeKalb, Illinois and Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

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Titles At Your Library

Shepherd & the Professor
ISBN: 1612966772

Black Rose Writing. 2016

Most people take comfort knowing their family and friends will remember them after they die. For Susan Shepherd, "remembering" is bullshit. She wants an eternal shrine to her sacrifice: a book that never goes out of print. Shepherd served her country in the Gulf War, got shot while serving her community as a cop, raised an ungrateful daughter by herself -- and for what? A diagnosis of terminal cancer and she isn't even fifty. If you were in her shoes, you might agree that nothing short of national perpetual acknowledgement will do. She's glad you feel that way she just wrote a memoir and sent a flurry of query letters, hoping a publisher will memorialize her with a best-seller. After hitting Send, she waits not-at-all patiently for an editor to decide if her story will sell enough copies -- that is, if her life really mattered.

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