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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rita Coburn Whack  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1958


-- Rita Coburn Whack on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=rita+coburn+whack


Illinois Connection

Rita was born, raised and educated in Illinois. After graduating from high school Whack attended Illinois State University, where she studied television production. Whack also studied television production and creative writing at Columbia College in Chicago before transferring to Northwestern University, where she completed a B. A. in Communication.

Biographical and Professional Information

After completing her degree, Whack found work as a writer and producer in television and radio. She has been honored with two Television Emmy Awards for two of the documentaries that she has produced for Chicago television stations. She then took to writing and spent twelve years writing her first novel.


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Meant to be
ISBN: 1402557124. OCLC Number: 52624795

Recorded Books,. .

When a traumatic incident causes thirteen-year-old Patience Jan Campbell to lose sight of God's path, she finds herself sinking into a quagmire. Jan calls out to her deceased grandmother Hanna in prayer -- and Hanna comes to watch over her. As Jan grows up, moves to the city, attends college, and begins a career, her steadfast faith and support of her family help her complete her journey to womanhood.

Meant to be :
ISBN: 0345506464. OCLC Number: 213447539

One World,. .

When a traumatic incident causes thirteen-year-old Patience Jan Campbell to lose sight of God's path, she finds herself sinking into a quagmire. Jan calls out to her deceased grandmother Hanna in prayer -- and Hanna comes to watch over her. As Jan grows up, moves to the city, attends college, and begins a career, her steadfast faith and support of her family help her complete her journey to womanhood.