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NIU alumna becomes successful novelist

NIU alumna becomes successful novelist

By Kyla Gardner | March 8, 2011

DeKALB | It was 20 minutes of inspired scribbling on a yellow note pad, but it was also the defining moment of her career: NIU aluma Jo Fredell Higgins knew, in that moment, that she wanted to become a writer. Higgins won a 1976 Aurora Bicentennial essay...

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