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Mark Allen Boone

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Mark Allen Boone is a native Chicagoan who grew up on Chicago’s West Side. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mark is a former teacher, having taught in the Chicago Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and ABE/GED classes through the Chicago City Colleges Urban Skills Institute.

In the mid-1980s he joined Contemporary Books, where he developed materials for the GED Tests and the adult and continuing education market. In his spare time, he served as fiction editor for the Chicago-based quarterly AIM Magazine, a post he filled for more than 20 years, and wrote and published short fiction. One of his stories, "Brunswick Stew" was anthologized in the collection West Side Stories published by City Stoop Press. Another,“T
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Many readers of The Demise of Luleta Jones have commented on the turns of phrase and uncommon sayings embedded in the story. One reviewer called them the best part of the book. I can't take credit for a way of speaking that is unique, colorful, and loaded with meaning. It is part of our oral tradition derived from an African American culture rooted in the South.

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The Demise of Luleta Jones
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Mark You're welcome. If you like unusual mysteries, please read my award-winning novel The Demise of Luleta Jones.


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