Gene McCormick

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General Information

Name: Gene McCormick

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: in Sidney, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Born in Ohio, I moved to Illinois briefly in the 1960s, living in Round Lake while working in Libertyville at Lake Publishing. I moved back back to Ohio in 1968, and back to Illinois for good in 1979, living--in order--in Schaumburg, Chicago, Naperville and Wayne.

Biographical and Professional Information

My entire business career has been spent in publishing: first the newspaper industry, then industrial and consumer magazines. I sold my publishing company, McCormick Communications Group, in 1999 and have since concentrated fulltime on writing, having had twelve books--a combination of non-fiction, fiction and poetry--published during the past ten years or so.

Published Works

An Ice Axe At Dusk, March Street Press, 2011

Naked Skeletons, Pudding House, 2010

Tanya, Queen of the Greasy Spoon, Outskirts Press, 2009

Rain On The Sun, Outskirts Press, 2008

The Blue Collar Thoroughbred, McFarland & Company, 2007

The Eagle & The Plum, BigHorse II Press, 2005

The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1996, McFarland & Company, 1997

The US Chess Championship, 1845-1985, McFarland & Company, 1986

The Games Of Viktor Kupreichik, Chess Enterprises, 1986

Bird's Defense to the Ruy Lopez, McFarland & Company, 1981

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tanya, Queen of the Greasy Spoon: Whatever Happened to the American Dream?

ISBN: 1432748513
Release Date: 2009-09-28

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Rain on the Sun: Beauty, surrender, murder, obsessions, celebration, mystery, suicide, cheating, loyalties, fables, rejection, redemption, hustlers, lovers...and fate

ISBN: 1432724452
Release Date: 2008-03-25

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The Blue Collar Thoroughbred: An Inside Account of the Real World of Racing

ISBN: 0786430494
Release Date: 2007-03-12

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The Eagle & The Plum: The True Story of Racing's Toughest Horses

ISBN: 0975997106
Release Date: 2005-03-15

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The U.S. Chess Championship, 1845-1985

ISBN: 0899500560
Release Date: 1986-01-01

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Uncompromising Chess: The Games of Viktor Kupreichik

ISBN: 0931462584
Release Date: 1986-06

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Bird's Defense to the Ruy Lopez

ISBN: 0899500234
Release Date: 1981-06

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Gene McCormick directly at Fee negotiable.

External Links

Gene McCormick on WorldCat

Gene McCormick on Amazon


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