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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gene McCormick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Sidney, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Born in Ohio, I moved to Illinois briefly in the 1960s, living in Round Lake while working in Libertyville at Lake Publishing. I moved back back to Ohio in 1968, and back to Illinois for good in 1979, living--in order--in Schaumburg, Chicago, Naperville and Wayne.

Biographical and Professional Information

My entire business career has been spent in publishing: first the newspaper industry, then industrial and consumer magazines. I sold my publishing company, McCormick Communications Group, in 1999 and have since concentrated fulltime on writing, having had twelve books--a combination of non-fiction, fiction and poetry--published during the past ten years or so.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

An Ice Axe at Dusk
ISBN: 9781596611504. OCLC Number: 719426814

March Street Pr. .

Bird's defense to the Ruy Lopez /
ISBN: 0899500234. OCLC Number: 7206202

McFarland,. .

Naked skeletons :
ISBN: 1589989155. OCLC Number: 691993546

Pudding House Publications,. .

Rain on the sun :
ISBN: 1432724452. OCLC Number: 777687620

Outskirts Press,. .

Tanya, queen of the greasy spoon :
ISBN: 1432748513. OCLC Number: 781178107

Outskirts Press,. .

The blue collar thoroughbred :
ISBN: 0786430494. OCLC Number: 85485003

McFarland & Co., Publishers,. .

"This volume presents a nonfiction insider's look at today's sport of thoroughbred racing from a day-to-day, behind-the-scenes vantage point. Divided into three sections, it discusses racing, breeding and jockeying--the realities of thoroughbred racing"--Provided by publisher.

The eagle
ISBN: 9780312564346. OCLC Number: 696156125

Square Fish,. .

A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.

The Eagle & the Plum :
ISBN: 0975997106. OCLC Number: 60742652

BigHorse II Press,. .

The U.S. chess championship, 1845-1985 /
ISBN: 0899500560. OCLC Number: 10326801

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The United States chess championship, 1845-1996 /
ISBN: 0786402482. OCLC Number: 35223148

McFarland,. .

Uncompromising chess :
ISBN: 0931462584. OCLC Number: 15022793

Chess Enterprises,. .