Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Jo Adamson  

Pen Name: M.J. Adamson

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1935 in Moline, Illinois

-- Mary Jo Adamson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Adamson was born in Moline, Illinois and worked in Seneca, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Jo Adamson began her career as a high school English teacher in Seneca, Illinois.


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