Donald J. Bingle

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General Information

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Name: Donald J. Bingle

Pen Name: None

Born: 1954 in Aurora, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Donald J. Bingle was born in Aurora, Illinois and continues to reside in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Bingle is the author of a science fiction novel, Forced Conversion, as well as a variety of other stories, screenplays and adventures in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the St. Charles Writers Group.

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  • BELL, BOYD & LLOYD, Chicago, Illinois (1979 – 1992; 1999 – Present): Partner practicing in the corporate and securities group.
  • FREELANCE WRITER/CONSULTANT/INVESTOR, Golden, Colorado (1996 – 1999).
  • BOSTON CHICKEN, INC., Golden, Colorado (1992 – 1996): Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary.


  • THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL, Chicago, Illinois: J.D., 1979….1978 Karl Llewellyn Cup (Moot Court) Champion….Chancellor (Director of Debate) for The Chicago Debating Society in 1977-1978 and 1978-1979.
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois: A.B., 1976, with general honors in political science….Phi Beta Kappa….Howell Murray-Alumni Association Award….Master (President) of The Chicago Debating Society in 1974-1975 and 1975-1976….Keeper of the World’s Largest Kazoo.


  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.; International Association of Media Tie-In Writers; GenCon Writers Symposium; St. Charles Writers Group; American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association

Published Works

  • The Ruins of Undermountain II: The Deep Levels, Wizards of the Coast, 1994 - written with Jean Rabe and Norm Ritchie
  • Forced Conversion, Five Star Publishing, 2004
  • Greensword, Five Star Publishing, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Ruins of Undermountain II: The Deep Levels (Forgotten Realms)

ISBN: 1560768215
Release Date: 1994-02

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Forced Conversion

ISBN: 1594142548
Release Date: 2004-11-02

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Greensword: A Tale of Extreme Global Warming (Five Star Science Fiction and Fantasy Series)

ISBN: 1594147280
Release Date: 2009-01-01

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Literary Awards

World's Top-Ranked Player of Classic Roleplaying Games for 15 years; 1999 Nationals Champion (Dungeons & Dragons)

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact author at:

External Links

Donald J. Bingle on WorldCat

Donald J. Bingle on Amazon


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