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J.L. Delozier submitted her first story, handwritten in pencil on lined school paper, to Asimov's magazine while still in junior high school. Several years later, she took a creative writing elective at Penn State and was hooked. She received her BS and MD degrees in six years, which was followed by the blur of internship, residency, and the launch of her medical career. But she never forgot her first love.

 

From the deductive reasoning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the cutting-edge science of Michael Crichton, she remains inspired by facts that lie on the edge of reality: bizarre medical anomalies, new genetic discoveries and anything that seems too weird to be true.

 

Dr. Delozier's 2016 debut thriller, Type & Cross, was nominated for a "Best First Novel" award by the International Thriller Writers organization. Storm Shelter followed, and Blood Type X completed the trilogy in 2019. Her fourth novel, Con Me Once, published in 2020 and won a Silver Falchion Award. Her first murder mystery, The Photo Thief, arrives Fall, 2022.

 

Her short fiction has won a Roswell Award and appeared in Artemis Journal, The Pittsburgher, Thriller Magazine, Retreats from Oblivion, and the anthologies, Noirville: Tales from the Dark Side and Writers Crushing COVID-19. By day, she's an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Penn State. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three rescue cats. See more at www.jldelozier.com