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Law instructor signs book deal with HarperCollins

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dr. Nancy Allen, finance and general business senior instructor at Missouri State University, has signed a contract with HarperCollins, Inc. for the publication of her new legal thriller series.

“As an English major at Missouri State University, I dreamed of writing a novel someday. And when I was a young lawyer, I had the inspiration for the narrative. But 25 years passed before I actually put The Code of the Hills down on paper,” said Allen.

Allen, a former Greene County assistant prosecutor and assistant Missouri Attorney General, draws on her trial experience when crafting the novels.

“Nancy has been able to draw upon her vast first-hand knowledge of the legal process to provide excellent and exciting instruction to her students,” said Dr. Kent Ragan, finance and general business department head. “Now the general public can enjoy Nancy’s wit and wisdom through what I am sure will be a very successful and entertaining book series.”

The first book, “The Code of the Hills,” is set for release in spring of 2014.

For more information, contact Allen at (417) 836-3086.


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