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Owen Keehnen: Fact and fiction, a winning formula

From the Windy City Times:

Owen Keehnen cares about words and language and the power they hold. He wrote his first book at the age of 7—a bio of James K. Polk, inspired by a series of presidential books given out at as a promotional item at the A&P.

He loves history, as both his first book and one of his latest two attest. The LGBT Book of Days is a reference, a fun trivia compilation, and a tool for further investigation into gay history. His new novel is Young Digby Swank, about a young gay boy growing up in a very Catholic world.

Keehnen’s working style caroms his brain from a meticulous, fact-based endeavor ( such as The Book of Days ) to a creative work such as Digby. It’s all about balance, the author/historian pointed out: “I’m happiest when I have two things going at the same time like that. When I get tired of one, there’s always the other.”

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