One phone call in the middle of the night changes the life of 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.

SQUARED AWAY is the WINNER of the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Thriller 

SQUARED AWAY is the FINALIST of the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for Friendship




Award-winning author, 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, the Missouri native wrote her debut novel in a series of untold stories of sisters in uniform. She joined the Army National Guard at the age of seventeen 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 continues writing in Iowa City, Iowa and enjoys traveling the world with her next book in mind. 


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