Individual Author Record
Name: John SchirlePen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction Born: 1960 in Decatur, IL Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSchirle was born and raised in Decatur. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois. Currently a resident of Decatur, he is a library assistant in the Children's Department of the Decatur Public Library.
Biographical and Professional InformationJohn Schirle was raised in central Illinois and has been back in his home state since 1993. Since his college days he has loved getting away in the outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, and, more recently, caving. As a result he’s spent countless hours scouring the region for the ideal tent-camping getaways. He’s had a personal goal for some years of visiting every single state park in Illinois (which he hasn’t yet achieved, although he’s a lot closer now!). Over the years he’s been a Bible translator in central Africa, a college professor, camp program director, and is currently a children’s librarian in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.
''The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois'', Menasha Ridge Press, 2009''Best Tent Camping: Illinois: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization'', Menasha Ridge Press, 2018