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Kristen Lepionka

Kristen Lepionka grew up mostly in her local public library, where she could be found with a big stack of adult mysteries before she was out of middle school. In the name of writing research, she has gone on multiple police ride-alongs, taken a lock-picking class, trespassed through an abandoned granary, and hiked inside an Icelandic volcano. Her writing has been selected for McSweeney’s “Internet Tendency,” Grift, and Black Elephant. She is also the editor of Betty Fedora, a semiannual journal that publishes feminist crime fiction.
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