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Dennis Canfield

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Born
Chicago, The United States
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May 2012


My wife and I live near Chicago, Illinois with our two daughters. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Commerce, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

I became interested in writing when my older daughter played 'Wendy' in 'Peter Pan,' and the theater needed someone to 'fly' her (that is, pull the rope to make her fly above the stage). That was my first ever experience in theater, and I loved it. But I can't act or sing or dance, and I'm not handy, so if I'm going to have any more connection to theater, I'm going to have to write plays. Or maybe pass out programs.

My first printed book is Back to Christmas, followed by Ethan and the Key. My latest book is the crime novel Hardly Even Rich: A Shor
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When we became dog owners thirteen years ago, I thought the hard part was getting up at sunrise every morning to feed him so he’d stop barking. I thought the hard part was having to take him into the yard several times a day or cleaning up after him in the house because he forgot to tell us he needed to go into the yard, or taking him for a walk and getting stuck halfway around the block because h Read more of this blog post »
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That you must wait to take your turn.
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