James Klise is the author of two award-winning novels for teens. His most recent book, The Art of Secrets, won the 2015 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It was also an Illinois Reads pick, a Booklist Editors’ Choice winner, and a Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” selection. His previous novel, Love Drugged, was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association, as well as a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Story Quarterly, New Orleans Review, Southern Humanities Review, Sou’wester, and elsewhere. He works as a school librarian in Chicago. His website is www.jamesklise.com.


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