J. A. Konrath

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J. A. Konrath
JA Konrath.jpg
Born1970
Illinois
OccupationNovelist
GenresMystery, Thriller, Horror

www.jakonrath.com
 
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J. A. Konrath
JA Konrath.jpg
Born1970
Illinois
OccupationNovelist
GenresMystery, Thriller, Horror

www.jakonrath.com

Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970, in Skokie, Ill.) is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. In 2011 Konrath was named one of the "5 eBook Authors To Watch" by Mediabistro.com's Dianna Dilworth.[1]

Biography[edit]

Konrath graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992 and spent the next 12 years garnering close to five hundred rejections for nine unpublished novels.[2] His tenth book, Whiskey Sour, was picked up by Hyperion in 2003 and was the first in a series featuring Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. He’s since published dozens of short stories and articles, been translated into eight languages, and edited an anthology called These Guns for Hire for Bleak House Books.[3] In 2010 the seventh book in the Jack Daniels series was picked up for publication by AmazonEncore.[4] Konrath currently lives in Schaumburg, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. J.A. Konrath teaches writing at Dupage College, Illinois.

Awards[edit]

Konrath has won the 2006 Bob Kellog Humanitarian Award and the 2004 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction.[5]

Writing[edit]

Konrath is an advocate for self-promotion, believing that writers must play a large part in marketing their own books.[6] He's also known for having an outspoken view on the publishing industry, blogging about elements such as 2012 accusations by some industry pundits that Amazon endangered book sales.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Tie-in stories[edit]

The above are all collected in the book "Jack Daniels Stories".

Other short stories[edit]

Other self-published fiction[edit]

Self-published non-fiction[edit]

Non-fiction works about the publishing industry, self-publishing and the writing process:

References[edit]

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