Connie Yen is a writer and archivist with a passion for history and telling stories. She is the author of Sinner and Savior: Emma Molloy and the Graham Murder, the true story of an 1886 murder in Greene County known as “The Graham Tragedy,” published in 2018, and A Postcard History of Springfield (Arcadia Publishing, 2014). Connie graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Ozark Technical Community College in 2009 and from Missouri State University in 2012 with a degree in History and a minor in Ozark Studies, only the second person to obtain the new minor. She earned a Masters’ Degree in History in 2015, after writing a thesis entitled Horse-Stealing and Man-Hanging: An Examination of Vigilantes in the Ozarks, the most downloaded thesis in university history.
Since 2016, Connie has been the director of the Greene County Archives and Records Center in Springfield, Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild and the Missouri Association of Museums and Archives. Although an introvert at heart, Connie enjoys speaking about Missouri history and engaging with her audiences at conferences and book signings.
She loves books, history, hiking, and fountain pens. Connie lives in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband and a few hundred books.