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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Teresa Skaggs  

Pen Name: Maureen Skaggs

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1987 in Joliet, IL

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Joliet, and graduated from Columbia College Chicago. I wrote "The Tail of Gigi" while back in Joliet, and that's where I found out about Windy City Pubslishers, located in Rolling Meadows, who published the book. I now currently live in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maureen Skaggs is an autistic author and illustrator who earned her BA in Traditional Film Animation and graduated with Honors from Columbia College Chicago. She learned Digital Imaging & Animation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When Maureen is illustrating she specializes in Disney, Warner Bros., and anime style.In her children’s fiction book, The Tail of Gigi, Skaggs wrote and illustrated a story a lonely and scared puppy living on the streets who gets a second chance at a happy life.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The tail of Gigi :
ISBN: 1935766341. OCLC Number: 857035327

Windy City Publishers,. .

Gigi has a happy home. It wasn't always that way. At one time she was a lonely and scared puppy who lived in the streets. But when a nice man found Gigi and took her to an animal shelter, her life began to change. Adopted by a new family, Gigi finally found the love she was looking for.