The Author

Douglas Armstrong was born in Kansas, but his memories of it are largely second hand. When he was five, his family left Wichita and began moving every few years as his father climbed a corporate ladder. During this time, his mother told him tales of life in the small Kansas town where she grew up. Those stories form the basis of his deeply rooted debut novel, “Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows,” which was named the best by a Wisconsin writer in 2010 by the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

Armstrong is not new to fiction. His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines from Ellery Queen to Alfred Hitchcock to Boys’ Life. Short story writing was a sideline for three decades to his main career as a newspaper reporter, editorial writer, columnist and film critic at The Milwaukee Journal and later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Recently, he left journalism and turned to writing fiction full time.

The author is married and the father of four. He and his wife, Mary, live in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

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