Jennifer J. Phillips
Pen Name: None
Born: 1962 in Alton, Illinois
I grew up in Alton, Illinois and remained an Illinois resident until after graduation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I then started moving around the country for my career and now live in Shoreline, Washington. Most of my core family remains in Illinois and I find myself wanting to write about Illinois history and my childhood world. My first biography for children is about Elijah Lovejoy and I am working on another children's biography about Robert Wadlow.
Biographical and Professional Information
I started out as a newspaper reporter in Illinois and Iowa, then moved to corporate communications and public relations. I now split my professional time between healthcare improvement work and freelance writing, mainly for children. I have published children's articles and two children's biographies to date. I have other book projects in the works.
Elijah Lovejoy's Fight for Freedom, Nose in a Book Publishing, 2009
Nina Kosterina: A Young Communist in Stalinist Russia, Write Words Inc./ebooksonthe.net, 2010
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Available virtually outside Washington state, in person within the Puget Sound region. Especially interested in classroom discussions and can tailor these to a teacher's areas of interest. Suggestions include the process of researching and writing a biography and the theme of courage. Contact author through her website or at firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee.
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