Mary C Kerr

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General Information

Name: Mary C Kerr

Pen Name: None


Born: 1942 in Macomb, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Kerr was born and raised in Macomb. She graduated from Western Illinois University and taught school in Peru, Peoria, and Washington. After receiving a Masters degree from Bradley University she became a school principal in Canton. Now retired, she splits her time living in Macomb and Washington.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary C. Kerr grew up in the family newspaper business and learned both the printing and writing trades at a young age. Her adult professional life was devoted to K-12 education. After teaching middle school in Peru, she married and moved to Peoria where she taught social studies. After taking time off to be with young sons, she took a position as a reading aide in Washington. This is where she fell in love with teaching reading and went on to get her reading specialist degree and was Title l Director for a number of years. Her last position was as Principal of Westview School in Canton where we were able to raise the lowest test scores in the district to the highest by having the teachers buy into the process and believing they could. After retirement, she became a consultant.

Published Works

  • Mary Lincoln's Journey, C.R. Crabb Publications, 2013
  • Washington's Homefront and the POWs, C.R. Crabb Publications, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Mary Lincoln's Journey

ISBN: 0615912974
Release Date: 2013

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Washington's Homefront and the POWs

ISBN: 0692642331
Release Date: 2016

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The author will speak about both books Mary Lincoln's Journey and Washington's Homefront and the POWs as well as the newest book on Central Illinois and the POWs. She requires travel expenses and is open to speaking anywhere.

She can be contacted at: 309-264-2598 or

External Links

Mary C Kerr on WorldCat


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