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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Katharine Kendzy Gingold  

Pen Name: 

Genre: History

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Katharine Kendzy Gingold on OpenLibrary -- http://openlibrary.org/a/OL3764078A/Katharine-Kendzy-Gingold
-- Website -- http://www.KateGingold.com
-- Katharine Kendzy Gingold on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=katharine+kendzy+gingold


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Illinois, Gingold moved to Ohio and Michigan for a few years before returning to raise her children in the Chicago suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gingold studied at: North Park University in Chicago, Knox College in Galesburg and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and Fine Arts. Her writing experience includes time spent as a newspaper reporter, copywriter, newsletter editor and online columnist in addition to book author. Gingold now writes about Illinois history for children and speaks to local community groups about Illinois is the 1830's.


Published Works

  • Ruth By Lake And Prairie: True Stories of Early Naperville, Illinois, Gnu Ventures Co., 2006
  • Haunted by History: Spectres in a Small Town, Gnu Ventures Co., 2008
  • Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln, Gnu Ventures Co., 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

Ruth by lake and prairie :
ISBN: 0979241901. OCLC Number:

Gnu Ventures Company Publication,. Naperville, Ill. :. ©2006.

In the most complete retelling of the founding of Naperville, long-forgotten facts are woven into an historical narrative reminiscent of "Little House" books. Joseph Naper's twelve-year-old neice Ruth Eliza Murray, mischievous brother Amos, rugged brother Ned, and thirteen courageous families endure windless days and stormy nights in an over-crowded sailing schooner on the Great Lakes. Landing in a swampy little town soon to be Chicago, they head westward on covered wagons across the Illinois prairie to a new home on the DuPage River.

Ruth by lake and prairie :
ISBN: 0979241936. OCLC Number:

Gnu Ventures Company Publication,. Naperville, Ill. :. ©2006.

In the most complete retelling of the founding of Naperville, long-forgotten facts are woven into an historical narrative reminiscent of "Little House" books. Joseph Naper's twelve-year-old neice Ruth Eliza Murray, mischievous brother Amos, rugged brother Ned, and thirteen courageous families endure windless days and stormy nights in an over-crowded sailing schooner on the Great Lakes. Landing in a swampy little town soon to be Chicago, they head westward on covered wagons across the Illinois prairie to a new home on the DuPage River.


Awards

Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois State Historical Society for

Ruth by Lake

and

Prairie

.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

To inquire about speaking engagements, call Gnu Ventures Company at 630 687-1111 or email her at kate@gnuventures.net.