Janice Petterchak

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General Information

Name: Janice Petterchak

Pen Name: None

Born: in Springfield, Illinois

Website: http://biogwriter.homestead.com/index.html

Email: patterchak@biogwriter.com


Illinois Connection

Janice was born in Springfield and currently resides in Rochester, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janice specializes in researching and writing commissioned biographies and business histories. She is the author of Lone Scout, a biography of WD Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America and Out to Sea Again: A Naval Armed Guard in World War II. She has also has authored or co-authored biographies of former Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, Andrew Mcnally III, chairman emeritus of Rand McNally and Nathan Cummings, founder of the Sara Lee Corporation.

Janice received a B.S. in Political Studies and M.A. in American History, both from Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois at Springfield) and has been the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society, Coordinator of the Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums, Associate Editor of the Illinois Historical Journal and Director of the Illinois State Historical Library (now the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.). She also is a past president of the Sangamon County Historical Society.

Published Works

  • Mapping a Life`s Journey, The Legacy of Andrew McNally III, Chairman Emeritus, Rand McNally, Rand McNally, 1995
  • Jack Brickhouse, A Voice for All Seasons, Contemporary Books, 1996
  • To Share, The Heritage, Legend, and Legacy of Nathan Cummings, Legacy Press Books, 2000
  • Out to Sea Again, A Naval Armed Guard in World War II, Legacy Press Books, 2002 Out of Print
  • Lone Scout: W. D. Boyce and American Boy Scouting, Legacy Press Books,
  • Historic Illinois: An Illustrated History, Illinois State Historical Society
  • From a Kansas Farm to the Engineering Hall of Fame, Legacy Press, 2007
  • Soldier's General: Omar Bradley and the United States Military in Peace and War, Legacy Press, 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Mapping a life's journey: The legacy of Andrew McNally III, Chairman Emeritus, Rand McNally

ASIN: B0006QBM8W
Release Date: 1995


Jack Brickhouse: A Voice for All Seasons

ISBN: 0809230771
Release Date: 1997-03

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Out to sea again: A Naval Armed Guard in World War II

ISBN: 0965319865
Release Date: 2002

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Lone Scout: W. D. Boyce and American Boy Scouting

ISBN: 0965319873
Release Date: 2003-05-01

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Historic Illinois: An Illustrated History

ISBN: 1893619494
Release Date: 2005-12-01

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From a Kansas Farm to the Engineering Hall of Fame: The Legacy of Walter E. Hanson P.E., S.E., Hon. M. ASCE

ISBN: 0977789705
Release Date: 2007

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The Soldier's General: Omar Bradley and the United States Military in Peace and War

ISBN: 0977789713
Release Date: 2014-08-01

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Literary Awards

Janice was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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