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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jannifer Colleen Powelson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1968 in Galesburg, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I grew up near Altona, Illinois and lived in Galesburg and Edwardsville while attending college and graduate school. I now work in Toulon, Illinois and reside in Princeton, Illinois. The book contains photos all taken in Illinois prairies, and the story is set in a Midwestern prairie.

Biographical and Professional Information

I grew up on a farm near Altona, Illinois. I graduated from Carl Sandburg College and then transferred to Knox College in Galesburg, where I majored in Biology. I obtained my Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I majored in Biology. While in graduate school I worked for the Illinois Natural History, where I conducted research on raccoons. I began taking prairie plant photos during the research project. I began as the Resource Conservationist at the Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District in 1994 and currently work there.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Rachel and Sammy visit the prairie /
ISBN: 1608607054. OCLC Number: 505319988

Strategic Book Publishing,. .

Additional Title Information

Rachel and Sammy Visit the Prairie

, Strategic Book Group, 2009

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

I can be contacted using the information above for speaking engagements. I have no set fees or preferences of geographic area.