LS HawkerLSHawker small is the author of the thrillers The Drowning Game, Body and Bone, and End of the Road, published by HarperCollins Witness Impulse. The Drowning Game is a USA Today bestseller and finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards in the Best First Novel category.

Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.

Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called “People Are So Stupid,” edited a trade magazine, and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.

Her extensive media background includes everything from public affairs director at a Denver radio station to video producer to website designer.

She’s got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland.

Visit to view her book trailers, listen to her podcast with daughter Chloe, The Lively Grind Cafe, and read about her adventures as a cocktail waitress, traveling Kmart portrait photographer, and witness to basement exorcisms.

LS is participating in the Author Panel and presenting:

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