Books by Connie Corcoran Wilson

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I've been writing for pay for 59 years. I was Yahoo's Content Producer of the Year 2008 (covered the Obama campaign; 1,000 articles, 3 million hits); Midwest Writing Center Writer of the Year 2010 and Writer of the Year (Silver Feather Award) for IWPA (IL Women's Press Association), Chicago chapter, in both 2012 and 2014. I have 2 children born 20 years apart, play 4 musical instruments (2 of them well) and enjoy beaches (Cancun) and playing trivia, in addition to writing. I've taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges and at the junior high school level. (5 former students on Death Row at once, when IL had Death Row). Graduate of the University of Iowa. MS + 30 from Berkeley, University of Chicago, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University. Member of ITW, IWPA, AWP, DKG, CWA, MWC and MWA. Maintain 4 ongoing series and write what I feel strongly about.

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Red is for Rage: A Young Adult Paranormal Thriller (The Color of Evil Series)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Named by Shelf Unbound, "a page-turner of 2013 and both an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror), a Silver Feather (IWPA) winner, and a Lucky Cinda winner, Red Is For Rage: A Paranormal Thriller, is the second book in the young adult series (THE COLOR OF EVIL). Red is for Rage also won by Shelf Unbound for "having one of the best independent...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats is a Dr. Seuss-like book, with rhyming wisdom, sly humor and colorful characters that will help parents teach their young children that success in life is about learning to get along and work cooperatively. The cats of the story must learn to share and put aside their petty catty spats, in order to be...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Khaki = Killer: A Young Adult Paranormal Thriller (The Color of Evil Series)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Recently named a "PageTurner" by Shelf Unbound magazine, NABE Pinnacle Thriller winner, an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror)and 2 time Silver Feather (IWPA) winner , The Color of Evil series details the adventures of the young man (Tad McGreevy) with the power to detect auras around others (Tetrachromatic Super Vision) and to relive...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Teen Lit
It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
"It Came from the '70s" is he book movie buffs old and new have been searching for, not onlly as a good read but as a reference tool. Most of the 50 short reviews were written and appeared in the Quad City Times between 1970-1979 and could not be replicated today. Consider them tiny time capsules capturing the zeitgeist of a decade. The...
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Categories: All Humor
Ghostly Tales of Oklahoma: Route 66 (Ghostly Tales of Route 66 Book 1)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Ghostly Tales of Oklahoma: Route 66 is a compilation of ghost stories told the author in a drive along the Mother Road and is augmented by pictures of the locations visited.
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit
Ghostly Tales of Route 66
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Ghostly Tales of Route 66 combines in one volume the true tales told author Connie (Corcoran) Wilson in a drive across the Mother Road, from Chicago to California. Connie has spoken about Route 66 at the St. Louis Old Chain of Rocks Bridge celebration (and elsewhere) on several occasions. The stories in Volume III, tracing the highway's...
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Laughing through Life
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
"Laughing through Life" is the book of funny essays and observations that critics have called "Erma-Bombeck-meets-David-Sedaris," with hilarious results. You'll find yourself nodding your head in recognition of many of the situations that a young mother, teacher and business-owner encountered while raising 2 children born 19 years apart...
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Categories: All Humor
Hellfire & Damnation II
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Hellfire & Damnation II by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson is another tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante's Inferno. It picks up where the first collection of short stories (2011, www.HellfireandDamnationTheBook.com) left off, using the framing device of the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante's "Inferno....
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Ghostly Tales of New Mexico & Arizona: Route 66: Connie Corcoran Wilson (Ghostly Tales of Route 66 Book 2)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Ghost stories and pictures gathered while driving Route 66 in the states of New Mexico and Arizona. Stories from Flagstaff, Kingman, Seligman, Oatman, Williams and elsewhere. Four friends travel the route in search of adventure.
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit
Hellfire & Damnation III
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
“Hellfire & Damnation III” is a third tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante’s “Inferno.” Each of the 9 stories illustrate one of the crimes or seven deadly sins punished at that level of Hell. This third installment in the award-winning series has a large number of stories substantially based on true life...
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Categories: All Horror
The Bureau
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Short Story - 6,464 words Hellfire & Damnation by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, the book honored by HWA (Horror Writers' Association) members during preliminary Bram Stoker voting in 2011 (placed 7th of 45 short story collections) will have a sequel, entitled Hellfire & Damnation II. The first book was organized around Dante's Inferno and...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats
by Constance Corcoran Wilson
The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the morals of the first two Christmas Cats books (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats and The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats). Book One (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats) stressed that twin sisters---or anyone--- should learn to play together...
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Hellfire & Damnation I
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
A short story tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante's "Inferno."
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Teen Lit
Ghostly Tales of Texas: Route 66 (Ghostly Tales of Route 66)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
"Ghostly Tales of Texas: Route 66" gathers stories and legends of ghost lore from various Texas locations and adds in pictures of the attractions.
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Categories: History
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats
by Constance Corcoran Wilson
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the moral of the first Christmas Cats book to once again teach children a valuable life lesson. In this second Christmas Cats adventure the lesson to be learned is: In life, always keep an open mind. Don’t accept stereotypes as true or...
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Obama's Odyssey: The 2008 Race for the White House: Volume II: Convention to Inauguration
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Obama's Odyssey is a reporter's eye-view of the 2008 race for the White House culled from 1,000 articles published on Yahoo that garnered 3 million hits and won the author the title of Content Producer of the Year for Politics. The second volume picks up at the respective conventions in Denver, Colorado (DNC) and St. Paul, Minnesota...
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Categories: History; Politics & Government
Obama's Odyssey: The 2008 Race for the White House: (Vol. I, Caucus to Convention)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Obama's Odyssey: The 2008 Race for the White House is a reporter's-eye view of events unfolding in 2007 and 2008 as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, Bill Richardson (et al.) jockeyed for position for the Democratic nomination for president, while John McCain, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Mitt...
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The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer
by Constance Corcoran Wilson
The intrepid Christmas Cats (in Silly Hats) are back, this time helping the deer in Scott County Park escape hunters at the holiday season. A colorful and delightful book that teaches children aged 3 to 10 good values and entertains with back-of-the-book interactive pages, as well.
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The Color of Evil: A Young Adult Paranormal Thriller (The Color of Evil Series Book 1)
by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Named both an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror), a Silver Feather (IWPA) winner, and a Lucky Cinda winner while leading all books in recommendations for the Bram Stoker in the YA category (2012), THE COLOR OF EVIL: A Paranormal Thriller, is the first book in the young adult series by the same name (THE COLOR OF EVIL). Tad McGreevy has a...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
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