K.J. Dahlen


I live in a small town (population495) in Wisconsin. From my deck, I can see the Mississippi River on one side and the bluffs, where eagles live and nest on the other side. I live with my husband Dave and dog Buddy. My two children are grown and I have two grandchildren. I love to watch people and that has helped me with my writing. I often use people I watch as characters in my books and I always try to give my characters some of my own values and habits.
I love to create characters and put them in a troubling situation then sit back and let them do all the work. My characters surprise even me at times. At some point in the book, they take on a life of their own and the twists and turns they create becomes the story. Of all the stories, I could write I found I like mystery/thrillers the best. I like to keep my readers guessing until the very end of the book.

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Ghost From The Past

Everything we’ve done from our childhood to today make us what we are and who we become. Deke had a troubled youth but somewhere deep down in his soul he knows right from wrong and sometimes you just have to stand up for what you believe in.

When Deke and Gator leave the home Deke has known for the last six years to make their own way in the world can he stand up for himself in a way that will make a difference? To him or other people? Or will he allow bad things to just happen?