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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joe Konrath  

Pen Name: J A Konrath, Jack Kilborn, Joe Kimball

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: 1970 in Skokie, Illinois


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Konrath was born in Skokie and currently resides in Schaumburg.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joe Konrath graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992. His first novel, Whiskey Sour, introduced Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. The books in this series combine hair-raising scares and suspense with laugh out loud comedy.Joe is also the editor of the hitman anthology ''These Guns For Hire''. His short stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines and collections, and his work has been translated into ten languages. Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joe wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas.

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-- Derringer, EQMM Reader's Choice, and Love is Murder awards.