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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joe Richard Morgan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1934 in Leicester, North Carolina


-- Joe Richard Morgan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joe+richard+morgan


Illinois Connection

Joe attended Wheaton College and then taught on the west side of chicago for over 35 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Becoming an author was not his original plan, although more people now know of Morgan's talents because not only is he a writing instructor with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute but because he just won the annual SunSations writing contest with his entry “On the Road,” published in the March issue of SunSations.


Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Into the chilling water
ISBN: 9780914875512. OCLC Number: 173218809

Ridgetop Books,. .

Short stories based on the author's youth in the rural Appalachian mountains during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Set on Potato Branch, now called Morgan Branch, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, these stories describe crops and livestock, logging, moonshine, racial tensions, and general family life--Provided by publisher.

Potato Branch :
ISBN: 0914875507. OCLC Number: 173509302

Ridgetop Books,. .

"Short stories based on the author's youth in the rural Appalachian mountains during the 1930s and 1940s. Set on Potato Branch, now called Morgan Branch, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, these stories characterize family, neighbors, and farm life."--Provided by publisher.