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Pleasant Hill Author Awarded

Jan 29, 2017 09:56PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Dennis Koller with his BAIPA first place award for his novel, The Oath.

The 2016 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Book Awards were announced in December and Pleasant Hill author Dennis Koller won first place in fiction for his novel The Oath.


Dennis Koller was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Mary’s College, where he earned a degree in philosophy and later an MBA, spending the first 20 years of his career life in marketing.


However, he had a story to tell about Vietnam POWs and started it in 2008, but by the end of 2012, he had completed only 55 pages. At that rate, Dennis calculated he wouldn’t complete it until all the Vietnam vets were dead. So in October 2012, he started writing full-time. His writing business is part of his company, Pen Communication. By the time he wrote “The End” to The Oath, he had experienced such a spine-chilling rush, he jumped right into his next book, Kissed by the Snow.


The Oath, Kissed by the Snow, and Koller’s third novel, The Custer Conspiracy, are available at


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