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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Renee James  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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Illinois Connection

James lives in the Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Renee James is lives her life in two genders. She is a parent, grandparent, and spouse, and a war veteran, award-winning writer and editor, a licensed hairdresser, and an active member of the Chicago-area transgender community.


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Titles At Your Library

Coming Out Can Be Murder
ISBN: 1935766287

Chi-Towne Fiction (fiction). 2012

First he wants her… then he wants her dead. Bobbi Logan’s life and career begin to spiral downward when she comes out as a transgendered woman. But the gutsy hairdresser is determined to live her “new” life authentically, even as she is drawn into the investigation of her brutally murdered friend. The Chicago police have all but said they’re not interested in the death of a “tranny” and the media has failed to report it. As she follows a trail of evidence through the shadowy underground of the Windy City, Bobbi is led to John Strand, a seductive powerbroker. Coming face-to-face with the number-one suspect can only lead to one thing… murder. But who will it be?


Awards

-- Chicago Writers Association Indie Book of the Year Award for Coming Out Can Be Murder in 2012