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Kirk Wolcott

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in Highland Park, IL, The United States
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Kirk Wolcott is a former journalist and conflict resolution adviser who now serves as an American diplomat. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, he grew up in and around Seattle and has spent much of his life crisscrossing the globe. A Simple Game is his first novel.

After launching his career as an award-winning sportswriter, editor, and columnist in Southern California and North Carolina, Kirk headed for farther shores. Work as a peace and conflict resolution officer at The Carter Center, former President Jimmy Carter’s nongovernmental organization in Atlanta, sent him to such hotspots as Bosnia, East Timor during its violent referendum for independence, Liberia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. For the past 15 years, he has served as an American diplo
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A “Simple” Summer Sale

Just in time for your summer reading pleasure, from now until the end of July my first novel A Simple Game is available for only $1.99!


You can read my international thriller about a group of terrorists who try to hold the world hostage by systematically killing our biggest sports stars any number of ways – on Kindle, on Nook, or paperback via Amazon.


So, grab a copy, find a pool or nice beach, sett

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