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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Blake Gerrond  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction journalism

Born: April 9, 1933, Neponset, Illinois

-- Carol Blake Gerrond on WorldCat --

E-Mail: -- waynecar@mchsi

Illinois Connection

Gerrond is a columnist and special feature writer for Star Courier of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I'm a lifelong Midwesterner with a love for homemaking, teaching, and writing. I'm a graduate of Illinois State University with a double major in speech and English, and a minor in library science. I taught in these fields for 27 years, and substituted in them for 18 more, plus I spent several years as granny-nanny for my 3 granddaughters.I've been married to Wayne Gerrond for 56 years. We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and usually a couple of granddogs, plus a cat or two.'''Gerrond's other works include:''' '''Children's Serial:'''*''Hideout in Bishop Hill'' (''Kewanee Star Courier'') Release Date: 2006'''Play:'''*''The Right Night for Rosie'' (''Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People'') Release Date: January/February 2000'''Magazine Article:'''*''Ag Boys of '55 Reunite in the Year 2000: Successful Farming'' Release Date: November, 2000'''Short Stories:''' *''Woman's World Magazine'' - 16 short fiction stories from 1983-2006'''Newspaper Columns and Feature Stories:'''*''Kewanee Star Courier'' - 2006-To Present

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