Eva Ridenour

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General Information

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Name: Eva Ridenour

Pen Name: Elizabeth Butler

Birth Year: N/A

Place of Birth: N/A


Email: bepub@socket.net

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0967576709
Release Date: 1999-12-09

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Literary Awards

Ridenour received the Walter Williams Major Work Award in 2004. The highest award given by the Missouri Writers' Guild.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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