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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lori Hile  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: Birmingham, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Lori lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lori received a two-year graduate certificate in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of Chicago, where she was a finalist for the Student Writing Prize. She studied at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies.After spending 15 years as an events, PR, and marketing manager for a major multimedia retailer she turned that experience into a successful writing career.

Published Works

  • Social Networks and Blogs, Heinemann Raintree , 2010
  • Surviving Extreme Sports, Heinemann Raintree , 2011
  • Animal Survival, Heinemann Raintree , 2011
  • Getting Ahead: Drugs, Technology, and Competitive Advantage , Heinemann Raintree , 2012
  • Bullying, Heinemann Raintree , 2012
  • Gangs, Heinemann Raintree , 2012
  • Loch Ness Monster, Heinemann Raintree , 2013
  • Mermaids, Heinemann Raintree , 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Social networks and blogs /
ISBN: 141093845X. OCLC Number:

Raintree,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2011.

Explores how social networks and blogs can bring people together, but can also cause controversy.

Surviving extreme sports /
ISBN: 1410939685. OCLC Number:

Raintree,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2011.

Learn about a variety of extreme sports, both well-known and obscure, and how and why extreme athletes do what they do.

Animal survival /
ISBN: 1410939731. OCLC Number:

Raintree,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2011.

Learn about animals who have survived in disasterous conditions.

Getting ahead :
ISBN: 1432959786. OCLC Number:

Heinemann Library,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2012.

How has developing technology helped athletes gain an edge? Has advanced technology in sports helped athletes to better reach their potential, or has it harmed sports? Explore the ethical debates surrounding legal and illegal drugs such as steroids.

Bullying /
ISBN: 1432965395. OCLC Number:

Heinemann Library,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2013.

This book discusses bullying, explaining the three main elements that make bullying "bullying," types of bullying, and bullying as a learned behavior.

Gangs /
ISBN: 1432965409. OCLC Number:

Heinemann Library,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2013.

"This book looks at gang culture, asks what the gangs are trying to achieve, and shows how they treat their members and the wider community - exploding some myths along the way."

The Loch Ness monster /
ISBN: 1410949923. OCLC Number:

Capstone Raintree,. Chicago, Ill. :. 2013.

Presents information about the Loch Ness monster, offering accounts of incidents and sightings, theories that have been put forth about it, and scientific perspectives on the subject.

Mermaids /
ISBN: 141094994X. OCLC Number:

Capstone Raintree,. Chicago, Ill. :. 2013.

Using the scientific method and available information, this book attempts to find out whether or not mermaids exist.

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