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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Margo Lynn Balinski  

Pen Name: Margo L. Dill


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: February 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

Balinski lived in Mahomet.

Biographical and Professional Information

Margo Lynn Balinski is a children's author and a freelance editor with the business, ''Editor 911: Your Projects Are My Emergency!'' and she is part of the ''WOW! Women On Writing'' e-zine's staff as an editor, blogger, instructor, and social media manager. She is also an editor for High Hill Press and specializes in memoirs, historical fiction and children's and YA novels. Margo loves presenting workshops to writing groups and school groups.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Caught between two curses /
ISBN: 0991069560. OCLC Number: 897946621

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Seventeen-year-old Julie Nigelson is cursed. So is her entire family. And it's not just any-old-regular curse, either it's strangely connected to the famous "Curse of the Billy Goat" on the Chicago Cubs. Julie must figure out this mystery while her uncle lies in a coma and her entire love life is in ruins: her boyfriend Gus is pressuring her to have sex, while her best friend Matt is growing more attractive to her all the time.

Finding my place :
ISBN: 1572494085. OCLC Number: 778071961

White Mane Kids,. .

"Thirteen-year-old Anna Green suffers through 47 days in May, June, and July 1863, as the Union army bombs Vicksburg day and night. She yearns for the days before her family moved to a dark, damp cave to protect themselves from falling shells. During one terrible bombing, a tragedy strikes Anna and her siblings and changes their lives forever"--Provided by publisher.

The case of the missing cookies /
ISBN: 1616335262. OCLC Number: 897835989

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