Hello! I recently read a book that happened to take place in Missouri, in an area that I have lived and I got really excited. I have lived in the KCMO area most of my life and I always get excited when I find authors from Missouri and Kansas so I decided I wanted to make a list dedicated to those authors. I’ve decided to also include books that take place in Missouri or Kansas, and by take place, I mean most of the story takes place here.


• Zac Brewer****
• Sarah Bromley
• Jim Butcher
• Shannon K. Butcher
• Debora Clark
• Annie Cosby
• Lexie Dunne
• Amy Engel
• Gillian Flynn
• Angie Fox
• Jonathan Franzen
• Cole Gibsen***
• George Graft
• Laurell K. Hamilton
• Antony John
• Michael Kahn
• Diana Kander
• DL Kane
• Dan Koboldt
• Ann Leckie
• Jeannie Lin
• Shawntelle Madison
• Jullie Miller
• LS Murphy
• Daniel L. Newcomb
• Raine O’Tierney
• MR Sellars
• Ellie Ann (Soderstrom)
• Daniel Woodrell
• Tennessee Williams

• Kim Graff
• Tessa Gratton
• Bethany Hagen
• Natalie C Parker


The Art of Being Lainey by Paula Stokes
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K Hamilton*

Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy**
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler (Out Nov 17, 2015)
The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

If you would like to suggest an author or book please leave a comment with the relevant info, please make sure to include which state they are from/in! I do ask that authors be from or currently living in Missouri or Kansas!

* The entire series, for the most part, takes place in St. Louis.
** This one just says Kansas City and for some reason I keep thinking it was KS.
*** Cole is in the STL Metro, and while technically in IL, I added her.
**** Zac has books published under the name Heather Brewer.


5 thoughts on “MoKan

  1. dlkane says:

    Thank you for including me 🙂
    There are a few Lora Leigh books that take place in MO. I will go through my library and get you a list. Also, I’m not 100% sure, but I ‘think’ the Smithville in Shelly Laurenston’s shifter series is Smithville MO.


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