Susan Van Kirk

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General Information

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Name: Susan Van Kirk

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: in Galesburg, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Susan Van Kirk was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and educated at Knox College (BA) and University of Illinois (M.Ed).

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan taught Monmouth High School for 34 years.(1968-2002) Following retirement from Monmouth High School, she began teaching at Monmouth College.

Once Van Kirk earned her graduate degree she bagan writing on a freelance basis and was hired to write Cliffs Notes for The Scarlet Letter, All Quiet on the Western Front, My Antonia, The Age of Innocence, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hiroshima, Of Mice and Men, and The Secret Life of Bees.

Currently she divides her time between her home in Monmouth, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Published Works

  • The Education of a Teacher: Including Dirty Books and Pointed Looks ,, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Susan by:

By snail mail: P.O. Box 72, Monmouth, IL 61462

By phone: 309-734-4454

By email:

External Links

Susan Van Kirk on WorldCat

Susan Van Kirk on Amazon


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