Ruth Allison Coates

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General Information

Name: Ruth Allison Coates

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1915 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois

Deceased: 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Illinois Connection

Ruth was born and raised in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ruth Allison Coates was a poet and writer, and a personal friend of Carl Sandburg for many years. She had been published by Teen Magazine, Boys' Life, The Minnesota Reviewand numerous other literary magazines, and by Rand McNally. She had been a writers' workshop leader at Ball State and McKendree College.

Always a writer at heart, Ruth continued to write until her death in April, 2003.

Published Works

  • Great American Naturalists, Lerner Publishing Group, 1974
  • Waiting for the Westbound, Ocean Tree Books, 1992
  • Walking Toward Eternity, Honeycomb Resources, 2003

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Great American Naturalists (Pull Ahead Book)

ISBN: 0822504677
Release Date: 1974-05

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Waiting for the Westbound

ISBN: 0943734266
Release Date: 1992-04

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Walking Toward Eternity

ISBN: 0970460449
Release Date: 2003-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

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