Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lorijo Metz  

Pen Name: N/A


Born: in Waukegan, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Metz was born in Waukegan and grew up in Antioch. She attended Illinois State University in Bloomington and now resides in Gurnee.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lorijo Metz currently resides in Indiana. Though she has a degree in acting and directing, she much prefers the anonymity of the keyboard, allowing her characters to revel in the spotlight while she sits quietly sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on cookies, and dreaming up ways to complicate their lives.

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Titles At Your Library

Floridius Bloom and The Planet of Gloom
ISBN: 0803730845

Dial Books for Young Readers. 2007

Living in self-imposed isolation out of fear for just about everything, Floridius gets a new lease on life when he meets a curious creature with a kind heart who helps him learn to appreciate what really matters in life.

What Can We Do About Global Warming? (Protecting Our Planet)
ISBN: 1435824792

Powerkids Pr. 2009

Examines the causes and effects of global warming and discusses efforts to fight it.

What Can We Do about Invasive Species? (Protecting Our Planet (Paperback))
ISBN: 1435824873

PowerKids Press. 2009

Some introduced species just naturally drive out native plants and animals from their environments. This captivating book acquaints readers with some of these invaders, from kudzu to Burmese pythons. Your readers will learn how experts are dealing with each ecological threat.

What Can We Do About Trash and Recycling? (Protecting Our Planet)
ISBN: 1435824830

Powerkids Pr. 2009

Describes how current methods of trash disposal lead to pollution, and suggests how reducing, reusing, and recycling materials can lead to less waste becoming trash.



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