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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Isaac Morris  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Lake City, Iowa

Died: June 16, 2014 in Springfield, Illinois


-- Isaac Morris on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=isaac+morris


Illinois Connection

Morris lived in Illinois most of his life. He lived in Jacksonville from 1956 to 1972, graduating from Our Saviour’s Grade School and Routt High School. He studied for one year at the Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, Illinois College for a year and graduated from MacMurray College in 1972.

Biographical and Professional Information

Isaac "Marty" Morris received a Master’s Degree from Butler University in Cooperation with Christian Theological Seminary (CTS), Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974. He studied for a year in the Masters of Divinity Program, where he served as teaching assistant to the Church History Department at CTS.

In 2008, Marty retired from the State of Illinois after thirty years split between the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan. While at the Department of Insurance, he served two years as President of the National Association of HMO Regulators (NAHMOR).

Marty also taught as an adjunct instructor at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield for more than 30 years, and also taught classes for Richland Community College, the College of St. Francis, and the Illinois Humanities Council. After retiring from the state, he developed the online Philosophy courses for Lincoln Land and taught those courses until illness forced him to retire. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct of the Year Award at Lincoln Land.

He was the author of two novels and also wrote book reviews and was a community blogger for the State Journal-Register addressing culture and books.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Along the river road :
ISBN: 9781466469747. OCLC Number: 786194182

Issac Morris,. .

Margaret Donovan is no longer a cop. She has become Sister Margaret and is assigned to a small church in southern Illinois. A retired priest is sent to the small church to say mass and hear confessions. Along with Sister Margaret investigating the suicide of a young man she is also investigating the disappearance of the retired priest.

Along the river road :
ISBN: 1466469749. OCLC Number: 786194182

Issac Morris,. .

Margaret Donovan is no longer a cop. She has become Sister Margaret and is assigned to a small church in southern Illinois. A retired priest is sent to the small church to say mass and hear confessions. Along with Sister Margaret investigating the suicide of a young man she is also investigating the disappearance of the retired priest.

The absence of goodness
ISBN: 9781468195644. OCLC Number: 815976028

[CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform],. .

The absence of goodness /
ISBN: 1440116709. OCLC Number: 318987212

iUniverse,. .

Additional Title Information

  • The Absence of Goodness

    , iUniverse Corporation, 2009

  • Along the River Road, CreateSpace, 2012


    Awards

  • Editor's Choice Award,
  • The Absence of Goodness