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writer :
Frank Sennett

Current project:

Frank Sennett's DEAL OF THE CENTURY, the dramatic story of Andrew Mason and the creation of the fastest growing company in America -- Groupon -- written by a reporter with full cooperation of the CEO, to Dan Weiss at St. Martin's, by Alanna Ramirez at Trident Media Group (World).

I am the editor-in-chief and president of Time Out Chicago. My novels have been favorably reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Gannett News Service and Booklist, among other outlets, and I have taught creative writing courses for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. I was a finalist for an American Crime Writers League award, and my journalism has earned two Chicago SPJ awards for excellence.

Check out the Kindle edition of my latest novel, FINDING JULIET, at

Writing, Fiction writing
General fiction, Mystery, Business/investing/finance, Lifestyle
Praise for Nash, Rambler:

The novel's dead-on depiction of the reporting life will ring true with anyone who's logged time in a newsroom. The pulse-quickening action and witty dialogue will draw in readers who weren't born with a notebook in their hands.
--Gannett News Service

Fast-paced debut... Fans of breezy Southern California crime thrillers take note.
--Publishers Weekly

Delightfully acerbic... Witty dialogue and excellent pacing make for fun reading in this first novel, and the tough but sensitive Nash... is a protagonist readers will hope to see again.

An exciting investigative tale... Elmore Leonard fans need to make room for another wacky book similar in many ways to Get Shorty.
--Harriet Klausner

First-rate noir. This one will get you through the night!
--William Kittredge

A joy ride of a book, as well crafted as a classic car, with the kick of a racing engine. Frank Sennett is a gifted storyteller; his characters are beautifully drawn, utterly believable, and surprisingly tough.
--Jenny Siler, author of Shot

A charming debut mystery.
--L.A. Mystery Bookstore

Praise for Nash, Metropolitan:

The pacing is excellent, and Nash remains a thoroughly likable hero.

This book is Chicago through and through--when he's not dodging murderers or digging for clues, Nash is chowing down on burgers at the Wiener's Circle, knocking back Schlitz Dark at the Billy Goat, or getting expense account lunches at the Drake's Cape Cod Room. ... Hope you like it as much as I do.
--AOL CityGuide Chicago

The fast-paced storyline brings Chicago to life from the underbelly as murders keep the hero and his partner scrambling. Nash remains a solid protagonist while Jerry adds depth to the inquiries. Fans of modern day urban noirs will want to ride the Loop with Nash.
--Harriet Klausner

Nash, Metropolitan is a wild ride full of excitement, mystery and political intrigue. ... The secondary characters in this roller-coaster ride are just as exciting and integral to the story, contributing to the rush of adrenaline that accompanies each page turned. Nash, Metropolitan is the second installment in this thrilling whodunit series. ... and each book solidly stands alone. I recommend Nash, Metropolitan as a selection not to be missed.
--Romance Reviews Today

Nash, Metropolitan (2004, Five Star); Nash, Rambler (2003, Five Star); FUNdraising: 50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers (2007, Corwin Press); 400 Quotable Quotes from the World's Leading Educators (2004, Corwin); 101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement (2004, Corwin); It Takes Two (2002, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary); Teacher of the Year (2002, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary)
All rights to FINDING JULIET are available.
--MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana
--Journalism degree from Northwestern University
--Former features editor
--Freelance magazine credits include Maxim, Glamour,, Premiere
--Contributed to How to Write Funny (Writer's Digest Books), Chicago's Best-Kept Secrets (Passport), London's Best-Kept Secrets (Passport)
Alanna Ramirez
Trident Media Group