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Ian Woollen lives to write every morning in Bloomington, Indiana, come hell or high water (both of which have done so). Afternoons, he walks to an office downtown and pretends to be a psychotherapist. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of mags, including The Massachusetts Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Fiction Southeast, Split Lip, and The Mid-American Review, from which he received a Sherwood Anderson Prize. His wife is a choral conductor. He sings in her church choir. Their son is a musician too and is currently quarantined in Vienna, thanks to the coronavirus.

Novel #1, STAKEOUT ON MILLENNIUM DRIVE (Ramble House) won a 2006 Best Books of Indiana Award. Novel #2, HOOSIER LIFE & CASUALTY(Casperian Books, 2009) fell through the cracks somewhere. Novel #3, UNCLE ANTON'S ATOMIC BOMB (Coffeetown Press, 2014) was a Finalist for the Balcones Fiction Prize. Novel #4, MUIR WOODS OR BUST (Coffeetown Press, 2017) won an INDIES Bronze Award (for Humor/Satire).

And here comes Novel #5, SISTER CITY (Coffeetown Press), due out soon. Enjoy!

“A delightful book for our times showing us that no matter how many walls humans put up between each other, we are inter-connected by history, by land, and by the best in us.”

- Ivelisse Rodriguez, PEN/Faulkner Finalist, author of LOVE WAR STORIES.