Bonnie Geisert

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General Information

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Name: Bonnie Geisert

Pen Name: None

Born: 1942 in Hartley, Iowa



Photo Credit: Kathy Sherman

Illinois Connection

Geisert lives in Galena, Illinois, where she taught for over 20 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Geisert is a writer and photographer. She has worked as a teacher and a feature writer and columnist for the Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois. Her photographs have appeared in group shows at Dubuque Museum of Art, Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort, Freeport Art Museum, Galena City Hall, Galena Art Festival in 1995, and Group Photography Show-Galena in 1996 and 1997.

She has also been a contributor of poetry and articles to Lutheran, Cobblestone, Galenian, and Julien's Journal. Her poetry has been featured in annual poetry anthology, Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa.

Published Works

  • Haystack, School & Library Binding, 1995 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • Prairie Town, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • River Town, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • Mountain Town, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • Desert Town, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • Prairie Summer, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002 - written with Arthur Geisert
  • Lessons, Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, 2005
  • Prairie Winter, Houghton Mifflin Co, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 061360766X
Release Date: 2003-05

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Prairie Town (Small Town U.S.A.)

ISBN: 0395859077
Release Date: 1998-03-30

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River Town (Small Town U.S.A.)

ISBN: 0395908914
Release Date: 1999-03-29

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Mountain Town (Small Town U.S.A.)

ISBN: 0395953901
Release Date: 2000-03-28

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Prairie Summer

ISBN: 0618212930
Release Date: 2002-03-25

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ISBN: 061847899X
Release Date: 2005-04-18

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Prairie Winter

ISBN: 061868588X
Release Date: 2009-11-16

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Literary Awards

Prairie Summer, Honor Book for Young People, Nebraska Center for the Book

Haystack Honor Award for Children's Nonfiction, Boston Globe/Hornbook

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Bonnie Geisert on WorldCat

Bonnie Geisert on Amazon


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