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Jan Brogan has been a journalist for thirty years. She is a former staff writer for The Providence Journal and The Worcester Telegram. Her freelance work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Improper Bostonian, Ladies Home Journal and Forbes Magazine.
A winner of the Gerald Loeb award for distinguished financial writing, she drew on her experience as an investigative reporter to weave together the backdrop of her first novel, Final Copy. That novel, which won The Drood Review of Mysteryís Editorsí Choice award, was named one of the best eight mysteries published in 2001.
Her Hallie Ahern series debuted with A Confidential Source (Warner Books) in April 2005 and was followed by Yesterday's Fatal and Teaser (St. Martin's Minatour.) Her essay, "A Piece of Cake," was recently published in the collection by Jennifer Delahunty, "I'm Going to College Not You." (St. Martin's Press) She has written a screenplay for director Andy Cadiff and has been working on both non-fiction and fiction.
Brogan is a member of Sisters In Crime/New England, Mystery Writers of America, and The Author's Guild. She has taught novel writing at the Cape Cod Writerís Center, the Boston Learning Society in Needham, The Brown University Learning Community and The Learning Connection in Providence.
A native of Clifton, New Jersey, she lives in Westwood, Massachusetts with her husband.