John J. Dunphy

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General Information

Name: John J. Dunphy

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry




Illinois Connection

He lives in Alton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John J. Dunphy is a freelance writer and owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois. His poetry has also appeared in numerous anthologies.

Dunphy's website also serves as the homepage for his bookstore, the second oldest used bookstore in the St. Louis MetroEast area. He has also been a frequent contribuotor to Springhouse and the old Illinois magazines.

To see an interview with the author in his Book Shop, go to:;

Published Works

Lewis and Clark's Illinois Volunteers, Second Reading Publications, 2003

Old Soldiers Fading Away, Pudding House, 2006

Stellar Possibilities, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006

It Happened at the River Bend, Second Reading Publications, 2007

Zen Koanhead, Second Reading Publications, 2008

Dark Nebulae, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009

From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois, The History Press, 2010

Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois, The History Press, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Lewis & Clark's Illinois Volunteers

ISBN: 0974164208
Release Date: 2003

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Stellar Possibilities

Release Date: 2006

From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois

ISBN: 1596299134
Release Date: 2010-11-26

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Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois (Civil War Series)

ISBN: 1609493281
Release Date: 2011-09-09

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

John J. Dunphy on WorldCat

John J. Dunphy on Amazon


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