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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeanna M. Zivalich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1969 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://jeannazbooks.com
-- Jeanna M. Zivalich on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jeanna+m.+zivalich


Illinois Connection

Zivalich was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. She still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeanna M. Zivalich is an American author and creator of children’s stories, known for her unique style of using inspiring messages and graphics in each story she creates. Her stories are published in both English and Spanish. Jeanna was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, the 4th daughter in a family of 5 girls, her father was born in Haiti and her mother born in Puerto Rico. Jeanna has been an avid writer since her early teenage years, writing several short stories and poetic lyrics, ''Between The Raindrops'' and ''Dance on the Horizon'', published and featured in 1987; both gained recognition in the National Library of Poetry. Her creative skills include song lyrics for a private label music CD in 1999 and several short skits performed for various live audiences. She is currently working on her sixth book release; ''Jesus Loves Me This I Know''. Jeanna writes children stories that are not only fun, captivating, inspiring and entertaining for your child, but also instills moral values which are the core foundation that attributes to healthy development of children.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact Jeanna M. Zivalich at [mailto:jeannaz@jeannazbooks.com jeannaz@jeannazbooks.com] or 312-533-8228 Speaking fees $500.00 per day Groups Preferred Educational, Church, Civic, General public, PTA and PTO, Early Educational Organizations, Childhood Development Organizations, Children Hospitals, Day Care Organizations. Available throughout Illinois and USA

Selected Titles At Your Library

A children's Bible story about Creation
ISBN: 9781502545305. OCLC Number: 907942646

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This story will walk you through each of the seven days when God created the world and everything in it.

Don't be so mean Jean!
ISBN: 9781499752304. OCLC Number: 907942644

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Seven-year-old Jean wants to go out and play but she has been told to do other things around the house instead. She gets an attitude and makes her younger sister cry, and gets a lecture from her Dad. When Jean finally realizes she's being mean and apologizes, she feels better.

Gymnastics Jean /
ISBN: 1500946702. OCLC Number: 907942645

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Seven-year-old Jean wants to participate in gymnastics but when she trys out for the Twirling Queens Team at school, she doesn't make the cut. With help from her coach she hopes to try out again and make it!