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Irene Sedeora

Born: May 7,1938, in Russellville, Alabama
Died: July 10, 2023, in Peoria, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Sedeora lived in Rockford, Morton, and Peoria.

Biography: Irene Sedeora is a published poet and writer of short stories, Irene graduated from Rockford College and was an extremely creative person. She started with pottery, painting, creating digital presentations and then transitioned to her lifelong passion of writing. She won the James Jones Short Story Award in 2011 and published several poetry and fiction books. Her works appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines.

  • James Jones Short Story Award winner in the Seventh Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition of the Illinois Center for the Book, 2011

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

A hunting she did go
ISBN: 9781490478654 OCLC: 870442409

Tiger Lily Books, [Place of publication not identified] : ©2013.

On an October day while doing Tai Chi in her Illinois backyard, trouble comes like a tsunami for Davina Reed former flower child of the '60s. Thirty years after her hippie days she gets a cell phone call about the welfare of her beloved brother, Jed, one of three scientists who have received media attention for the development of a birth control serum for deer. Led by Weasel on the internet, some radical deer hunters are mad enough to kill over the scientists' development of the birth control serum they fear will bring the end to deer hunting. After finding Jed dead with an arrow stuck in his chest, Davina vows to find his killer. Can she warn the two remaining scientists in time to save their lives? Can Davina find Jed's killer without ending up dead?

Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta!
ISBN: 0977937216 OCLC: Hyattsville, MD :

GirlChild Press Hyattsville, MD : 2008

Just Like A Girl is a rough-and-tumble, sassy, kick-ass travelogue through the bumpy, powerful, action-packed world of GIRL. A world where girls and women know how to pick themselves up and brush themselves off. These are the clever girls. The funny girls. The girls who know there is no sin in being born one.

Mindful Rhapsody: Poems
ISBN: 0692315381 OCLC:

Tiger Lily Books, 2014

A first collection of poems by Illinois poet & fiction writer, Irene Sedeora, author of A HUNTING SHE DID GO, a Mid-western mystery. The poems are accessible, on a variety of subjects- travel, nature, seasons, holidays, relationships and so forth, lyrical and descriptive.