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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas Hund  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1945 in Evanston, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born in Evanston, Illinois and lived in various towns in the near suburbs of Chicago. Presently I live in Hoffman Estates, Illinois I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University. After my schooling, I taught for 34 years at Indian Trail Junior High School in Addison, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a retired teacher. Throughout my years in education I always had a passion to write. When my grandchildren were born, I created children stories. After positive field studies with elementary school children, I decided to go professional. I enjoy reading, gardening, working out, and seeing my grandchildren. Even though I'm retired, I still coach at the high school level. This and writing children's stories help keep my wits sharp and a smile on my face.

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Titles At Your Library

Monsters for Rent
ISBN: 1468505734

AuthorHouse. 2011

Rusty's days are filled with frustration everyone bothers him. One day he happens to find a store that rents monsters. The creatures can be used by kids for all purposes, so he rents one to scare annoying people. Soon he learns that these people are disappearing. He finds out that the storekeeper rented him the wrong monster, a hungry monster. A lesson is learned when the story ends.

Toby T-Rex: Lightning Strikes
ISBN: 1468553054

AuthorHouse. 2012

An egg shaped rock appears after an avalanche. Several forest animals are curious. Lightning strikes the object, turning it into a real dinosaur egg. A tiny T-Rex hatches. The animals decide to call him Toby. They soon learn that he is an extinct Tyrannosaurs Rex. All goes well until humans become aware that a dinosaur exists. They try to capture Toby. But animal trickery keeps him safe. The story ends as lightning strikes another egg.

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