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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donald J. Bingle  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1954 in Aurora, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Donald J. Bingle was born in Aurora, Illinois and continues to reside in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Bingle is the author of a science fiction novel, ''Forced Conversion'', as well as a variety of other stories, screenplays and adventures in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the St. Charles Writers Group.Go to '''' for a current writing resume'.'''Employment:'''* BELL, BOYD & LLOYD, Chicago, Illinois (1979 – 1992; 1999 – Present): Partner practicing in the corporate and securities group.* FREELANCE WRITER/CONSULTANT/INVESTOR, Golden, Colorado (1996 – 1999). * BOSTON CHICKEN, INC., Golden, Colorado (1992 – 1996): Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary.'''Education:'''* THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL, Chicago, Illinois: J.D., 1979….1978 Karl Llewellyn Cup (Moot Court) Champion….Chancellor (Director of Debate) for The Chicago Debating Society in 1977-1978 and 1978-1979.* THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois: A.B., 1976, with general honors in political science….Phi Beta Kappa….Howell Murray-Alumni Association Award….Master (President) of The Chicago Debating Society in 1974-1975 and 1975-1976….Keeper of the World’s Largest Kazoo.'''Memberships:'''* Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.; International Association of Media Tie-In Writers; GenCon Writers Symposium; St. Charles Writers Group; American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association


World's Top-Ranked Player of Classic Roleplaying Games for 15 years; 1999 Nationals Champion (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Forced conversion /
ISBN: 1594142548. OCLC Number: 56194816

Five Star,. .

Greensword :
ISBN: 9781594147289. OCLC Number: 249134641

Five Star,. .

Zeke, Milo, and Brandon, members of a tiny ecoprotest group called GreensWord, aim to stop global warming before the beach house of their prime (and only) benefactor, actor Matthew Barrington, slides into the ocean. When Barrington threatens to cut off their funding, the enterprising trio steps up its timetable and changes its agenda from painting the roofs of houses white to deflect the sun's heat to a plan that rivals the worst nightmares of everyone living in the nuclear age.