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Connie Corcoran Wilson has published 10 books since 2003. "Hellfire & Damnation" ( came out in February, 2010. Her three volumes of true ghost stories of Route 66 (Ghostly Tales of Route 66, are out from Quixote and in E-book format from Quad City Press. Connie has been writing for pay since age 10 and taught writing at 6 IA/IL col

Background Information

I attended the University of Iowa and rubbed shoulders with the best (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; David Morrell; John Irving; Nelson Algren) and, later, had the opportunity to interview  authors  like Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, William F. Nolan, David Morrell and Anne Perry. The list of influences  on my writing is too long to mention.

I've been writing since age 10, attended the University of Iowa on a writing scholarship, and studied at Berkeley, WIU, NIU and the University of Chicago. (MS + 30)

I taught for many years (6 colleges and junior high school), founded 2 businesses and raised 2 children before returning to writing.  I was film and book critic for the Quad City Times, Davenport, IA, for 15 years. My recent release "It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now" reflects the review years, with 50 reviews of the day, 76 photos, and interactive trivia. My first book, 1989, Training the Teacher As A Champion, was written for Performance Learning System, Inc.,  (1989) but I've moved on to humor, horror, YA, short stories and one  novel ( with a trilogy set to be released beginning in 2012 and a sequel to "Hellfire & Damnation" (Hellfire & Damnation: II) also due out soon.

The third volume of Ghostly Tales of Route 66: Arizona to California (Quixote Press), won an E-lit award in the travel category.  Hellfire & Damnation (Sam's Dot Press, Feb., 2010) and It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now (Merry Blacksmith Press, 2011). Laughing through Life (July, 2011, Quad City Press); The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats (November, 2011, Quad City Press) and the E-book version of "Ghostly Tales of Route 66
(a combination of the 3 paperbacks, with no pictures) were released recently.

My websites are my own (,, (,, and

Birth Place
Independence, IA USA

MS + 30 (English/Journalism)
"Writer's Digest" screenplay winner, 2007 for adapation of "Out of Time."
Whim's Place Flash Fiction Award
E-Lit awards (3), Pinnacle Award, Silver Feather and NABE Awards. Five national awards for "It Came from the '70s."
Midwest Writing Center's David R. Collins' Writer of the Year Award (3/20/2010).
Content Producer of the Year for Politics (Jan, 2009) from Associated Content (Yahoo).
Numerous published pieces.
Affiliated with HWA (Active voting status), AWP, Illinois Women's Press Association (IWPA), MWA (Midwest Writers' Association), MWC (Midwest Writing Center) and Thriller Writers.
10 published books since 2003.

Additional Information

I will be signing copies of "Hellfire and Damnation" ( Barnes & Noble in Northpark Mall (Quad Cities) on December 3 and December 10, 2011 and reading from "Laughing through Life" on December 7, 2011 at the Bettendorf Public Library. I will also be present at the "Sizzlin' Soiree" event for the Festival of Trees on November 21 at the Davenport (IA) Radisson Hotel. View all my books and links at I'm currently at work on my second solo novel, the first of a trilogy, entitled "The Color of Evil."

Contact Information
2127 3rd St. B East Moline
Chicago IL 61244   USA
Contact Author: Connie Corcoran Wilson

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