A graduate of the University of Iowa, Berkeley, Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Chicago, she was film and book critic for the Quad City Times during the 70’s and 80’s.

Her (Jan., 2011) nonfiction release It Came from the ‘70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now consists of 50 reviews written during the seventies, with 76 photos, major cast and interactive trivia.

Connie’s continuing short story collection, Hellfire & Damna-tion, stories focused on the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dan-te’s Inferno. Red is for Rage the second book in her young adult series The Color of Evil won the E-Lit Gold Medal for Horror (Jenkins Group). The 3rd installment in the series, Khaki = Killer has just been released.

Her screenplay based on her novel Out of Time was a winner in the 2007 “Writer’s Digest” competition.

Her book, Laughing Through Life is a fun stroll down memory lane, revisiting such common human situations as dinner parties run amok and cell phones lost (laughingthroughlife.conniecwilson.com) The political content is from the 2004 Presidential campaign, which Connie covered.

The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats is a full-color illustrated children’s book about 2 warring cats that must learn to get along peacefully, featuring rhyme and wit, with illustrations by Andrew Weinert and Emily Marquez.