University of Iowa school of journalism alum and former soldier Alicia Dill will read from her thriller, Squared Away. One phone call in the middle of the night changes the life of a former soldier, Joelle McCoy. Her best friend and battle buddy, Concepcion Chapa, is dead and McCoy isn't taking the alleged car accident at face value. Determined to discover the truth, McCoy sets out on a mission to find her best friend and bring her home.
Alicia Dill spent six years as an Army soldier and globally published print journalist. She remains involved with many service members who continue to put their lives in harm’s way throughout the world. It’s because of that bond, Dill wrote her debut novel centered around the relationship of two sisters in uniform. She joined the Army National Guard at the age of 17 and received her degree in journalism and international studies at the University of Iowa. After her service, she was published by several weekly newspapers in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois, with over 75,000 readers. She lives in Iowa City.