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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ron Gawthorp  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1947 in West Salem, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Ron attended Southern Illinois Universities' journalism school.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ron Gawthorp studied journalism at both Vincennes University in Indiana and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He wrote for award winning weekly and small daily newspapers before returning to the family business of oilwell drilling in 1977. He continued to write freelance columns and in 1992 began work on his novel, ''Richer Than The Rockefellers''. He writes mostly colorful, often humorous and moving stories, about people working in the oil, gas and coal industries.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Glimpses of glory :
ISBN: 1477143513. OCLC Number: 812192999

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The life of Wallace Walter "Cy" Warmoth, a baseball player from Bone Gap, Illinois that played for the Washington Senators (Nationals) in the early 1900s.

Richer than the Rockefellers :
ISBN: 0967799201. OCLC Number: 50487982

Holly Hill Pub. Co.,. .

A story of independent oil drillers coming of age in the oil fields of southeastern Illinois.