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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Deaver  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1953 in Glen Ellyn, Il

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Illinois Connection

Julie was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

July alwys knew she wanted to be a writer and has written all her life. She grew up in a very creative family. Her mother was an artist and her father was an advertising writer. Her brother Jeffery Deaver is also an author.

Published Works

  • Say Goodnight Gracie, Harper Teen, 1989
  • Chicago Blues, HarperCollins, 1995
  • The Night I Disappeared, HarperCollins, 2002

Selected Titles At Your Library

Say goodnight, Gracie /
ISBN: 0064470075. OCLC Number:

Harper Keypoint Books,. New York, N.Y. :. 1989, ©1988.

When a car accident kills her best friend Jimmy, with whom she has shared everything from childhood escapades to breaking into the professional theater scene in Chicago, seventeen-year-old Morgan must find her own way of coping with his death.

Chicago blues /
ISBN: 0060246758. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins,. New York, NY :. ©1995.

Lissa, a seventeen-year-old art student living on her own in Chicago, must raise her eleven-year-old sister when their alcoholic mother becomes incapable of caring for her.

The night I disappeared /
ISBN: 0743439791. OCLC Number:

Simon Pulse,. New York :. 2002.

When Jamie and her mother travel to Chicago so her mother can defend a client, Jamie's world takes a strange turn. Mind slips and vivid daydreams begin to paralyze her as she feels she is slowly losing her mind.

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