Pen Name: Elizabeth Butler
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Place of Birth: N/A
Ridenour writes about Illinois, and is retired from the University of Illinois. She was raised in Arcola, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Ridenour is a writer of articles, books and poetry. Shas written eight romance novels under the pen name of Elizabeth Butler. Her books take place in the West and Midwest. Under her given name, she's written many articles, her family history and her hometown history. Her articles have been published in magazines such as Boys' Life, Persimmon Hill, Grit, Rural Missourian, and religious publications. Her poetry has appeared in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Well Versed, Cappers and she has published one chapbook of her work entitled Ridin' the Rails and Life.
Ridenour is retired from the University of Illinois and now lives in Missouri. She is the mother of one, grandmother of two.
- The Colonel`s Widow, B & E Publishing, 1999
- Trailboss, B & E Publishing, 2000
- J.D.`s Rustler, B & E Publishing, 2001
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Colonel's Widow
Release Date: 1999-12-09
Ridenour received the Walter Williams Major Work Award in 2004. The highest award given by the Missouri Writers' Guild.
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