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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chris Rettstatt  

Pen Name: Monk Ashland

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Illinois Connection

Chris recently lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris is a published children’s book author with 3+ years in publishing and 10+ years as a specialist in youth-focused virtual community and online marketing.He recently joined ''Highlights for Children'' as Director, Children’s Digital Content.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The Sky Village /
ISBN: 0763635243. OCLC Number: 181910112

Candlewick Press,. .

In a future where wild beasts, humans, and mechanical beings battle for control, two children, on opposite sides of the earth, connect through a mysterious journal that comes alive to reveal a powerful primal force and a frightening destiny.