About the Author

MERCY HOLLOW was born in Florida, where she was terrorized by alligators, fire ants, rabid raccoons, sharks, drunken college students, and 100% humidity. She lived on three continents (four if you count the foreign realm of her imagination), and planted her feet in San Francisco.

She has a love of hockey, motorcycles, and anything deemed weird.

She writes about gritty underworlds, twists, deception, strong men, stronger women, and a hidden part of Chicago you've never seen. She is a freelance editor and workshop facilitator.

Be your own inner bad ass!
— D.B.G., Young Person's Perspective on Genius

  Places I've explored

  • All but one of the 50 states in the USA. But I'll get to North Dakota.

  • Australia.

  • New Zealand.

  • Canada - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia.

  • Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales - and Vatican City.

  • Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama.

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

  • Places on my list to explore next: Russia, South Africa, Japan, Manitoba, and Uruguay. (And so many others - but time is a thing and places I've been call me back to them.)

Living in other countries can give you a perspective on people and the world that is invisible until you submerge yourself in another way of life, thinking, grieving, celebrating, and loving.

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