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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerry Barrett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1950 in Hume, IL


Illinois Connection

Barrett was born and raised on a farm in Hume, Illinois. He graduated from Danville Area College and received a BFA from the University of Illinois and now lives in Urbana, Illinois with his wife, Nancy.

Biographical and Professional Information

For many years, Jerry Barrett worked as a graphic designer for the University and since 2000 he has been a free lance graphic designer and cartoonist. In 2010, his wife and him started Sunnycrest Press, a small publishing firm focusing on children's print and e-books, education and poetry.

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Titles At Your Library


-- 2013 Indie Book Awards Finalist for Picture Book, ''Wide Mouth Frog Goes to the Zoo''