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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Gleiter  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1947 in Wisconsin

-- Jan Gleiter on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jan Gleiter was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Northern Virginia. She began writing children's books in the 1980s and branched out into adult fiction in the mid-90s. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and currently works in the field of educational publishing, specializing in assessment and language arts.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A house by the side of the road
ISBN: 9781466888920. OCLC Number: 899211784

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Someone in a peaceful Pennsylvania town has a brutal murder on his conscience......but who and why remain a mystery⁰́₄ until Meg Kessinger moves in. The house she's inherited from an aunt is dilapidated, but she adores it⁰́₄ and sets about restoring it with the help of a hunky, laid-back lawyer; a handsome, witty artist; and the secretive husband of her new girlfriend down the road. But soon Meg's rustic rhapsody is blighted by telltale traces of an unseen intruder's search for...what? Her determination to piece together rumors about the sexpot who lived there before her, and the convenient death of an old lady with a twitchy heart, will drag her into a perilous undertow of greed, cunning, and desperation that could turn her dream house into a waking nightmare...

A house by the side of the road /
ISBN: 0312966938. OCLC Number: 41169633

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. .

Benito Juárez /
ISBN: 0811467597. OCLC Number: 30964053

Steck-Vaughn,. .

A biography of the Mexican president who during his tenure in office separated church and state, established religious tolerance, and made the land distribution system more equitable.

Lie down with dogs
ISBN: 0312961758. OCLC Number: 36915181

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. .

Lie down with dogs /
ISBN: 0312140037. OCLC Number: 33166484

St. Martin's Press,. .

In the woods near Chicago, Robert Cooper encounters a boy and his guardian running from men trying to kill them. He puts them up in his house and proceeds to solve the puzzle: why did the boy's father leave him in the woman's care without giving a reason?

Seaside adventure
ISBN: 0817227431. OCLC Number: 15312885

Raintree Childrens Books,. .

A teddy bear family spends an exciting day in and out of the water at the beach.

Simón Bolívar /
ISBN: 0817229027. OCLC Number: 18779604

Raintree Publishers,. .

A biography of "El Libertador," whose victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.