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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ed Avis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1967 in Pennsylvania

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Illinois Connection

Avis raised his family in Oak Park for 20 years and now live in Chicago. He received a masters degree from Dominican University in River Forest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ed Avis has written articles for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, and dozens of other publications. He owned book publisher Marion Street Press, Inc. in Oak Park from 1993 to 2009. He is currently publisher of ''el Restaurante'', a trade magazine for owners/managers of Mexican other Latin-cuisine restaurants.

Published Works

  • Come on Dad: 75 Things for Fathers and Sons to do Together, Lobster Press, 2008
  • Lobster Kids Guide to Exploring Chicago, Lobster Press, 2001
  • Armchair Reader Civil War, Publications International, 2007 - written with Tom DeMichael, Michael Amedeo, Michael Patrick Brady and Eric Paul Erickson
  • The Green Reprographics Handbook, Marion Street Press, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

Come on, Dad! :
ISBN: 1897073771. OCLC Number:

Lobster Press,. Montréal :. c2008.

The Lobster kids' guide to exploring Chicago :
ISBN: 1894222407. OCLC Number:

Lobster Press,. Montréal :. c2001.

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