Award-winning author Kalan Chapman Lloyd is a proud Southern ReBelle from Oklahoma. She enjoys big hair, Supreme Court Decisions on Intellectual Property, hats, the sound of construction and the feel of brand new sweatshirts. Kalan grew up in the small town Tahlequah, OK where she graduated from Tahlequah Senior High School. She attended Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa College of Law and has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar since 2008. She and her husband, Grant, enjoy parenting their strong-willed, left-handed children. She is a Junior League dropout.
Her first book, Home Is Where Your Boots Are, the first in the series, The MisAdventures of Miss Lilly was a finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. It re-released to high praise in May 2015. Her second in the series, These Boots Are Made For Butt-Kickin’, debuted to acclaim in June 2015 and won the National Indie Excellence Award for Regional Fiction. Butt-Kickin’ was also a finalist in the Chick-Lit and Mystery genres for the IndieFab Book Awards. Her memoir, Mo(u)rning Joy was a finalist in the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards (Grief/Grieving), the National Indie Excellence Awards (Grief), and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Christian Non-Fiction).
Kalan writes about The South and its caricatures.
Her favorite authors are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Janet Evanovich, Mary Kay Andrews, Jen Hatmaker, Dorothea Benton Frank and Dixie Cash, along with Faulkner, Welty, and Fitzgerald.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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