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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stephanie Ann Vavra  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1946 in Des Moines, IA

-- Stephanie Ann Vavra on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

In 1969 I began my career as an elementary school teacher in Prophetstown, IL; I retired in 2002. I studied for my Master's Degree at the Quad-City Graduate Center, in Rock Island, and on the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb, until graduation in 1974. I lived 25 years in Prophetstown and moved to Morrison in 1994. I am a reenactor of the 1860's at Girl Scout events and Heritage Canyon in Fulton, portraying the school teacher; I held "Pioneer Day Camp" there in the past.

Biographical and Professional Information

I own and publish a dynamic and successful internet newspaper: "" Morrison Online. In 2011, I edited and published an 80-page commemorative book to highlight the history of General Electric in Morrison: ''General Electric Appliance Control Department, A Legacy Beyond 61 Years, June 1949 to September 2010''.

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Titles At Your Library

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Entertaining and informative presentations for all ages about the nine novels in the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Enriched with period dress, scores of historic artifacts that illustrate the texts, and details not mentioned in the books. Minimum of 1.25 hours; fee minimum $200, which may be adjusted upward due to mileage. Driving distance limit two hours from Morrison, IL, in Whiteside County. I will sell for $3.25 my book about Laura Ingalls. Contact Stephanie Vavra at 815-535-7005.