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authorJill Wilson Brennan received her BA in English at the University of Michigan before marrying and moving to New York City. Subsequently she lived in Paris, London, and Chicago. She speaks French and Spanish. Motivated by close encounters with terrorism while overseas, she received her master’s degree in politics/sociology at Lake Forest College, writing her thesis on terrorism and gun control. She wrote on both subjects for high school and college students, constantly updating. She was CEO of Reading Is Fundamental in Chicago for eight years, which took her into tough areas where violence, addiction, and HIV infection were endemic. Her husband’s career as an attorney specializing in international banking law, plus her long-term directorship of a children’s hospital, have brought her into close contact with high-level executives. All these experiences overlap in Skyscrapers.