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Jennifer J. Phillips

Born: 1962 in Alton, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I grew up in Alton, Illinois and remained an Illinois resident until after graduation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I then started moving around the country for my career and now live in Shoreline, Washington. Most of my core family remains in Illinois and I find myself wanting to write about Illinois history and my childhood world. My first biography for children is about Elijah Lovejoy and I am working on another children's biography about Robert Wadlow.

Biography: I started out as a newspaper reporter in Illinois and Iowa, then moved to corporate communications and public relations. I now split my professional time between healthcare improvement work and freelance writing, mainly for children. I have published children's articles and two children's biographies to date. I have other book projects in the works.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Jennifer J. Phillips on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Elijah Lovejoy's fight for freedom
ISBN: 9781452877303 OCLC: 664611246

Nose in a Book Pub., [Shoreline, Wash.] : ©2010.

Elijah Lovejoy's fight for freedom /
ISBN: 0615316891 OCLC: 502148648

Nose in a Book Publishing, [Shoreline, WA] : ©2009.