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Malinda Kirkpatrick-Bertels

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kirkpatrick-Bertels lives in Edwardsville.

Biography: Kirkpatrick-Bertels received her Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in elementary education at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She has taught seventh grade English at Highland Middle School for ten years. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Illinois Reading Council (IRC). Lesson plans to accompany ''Just Pete'' are available at the website


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Malinda Kirkpatrick-Bertels on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Just Pete /
ISBN: 1622953525 OCLC: 828680318

Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, Mustang, Okla. : ©2013.

Peter Gilmore is ready to take control of his life by starting a new school with a new Pete. Unfortunately, longtime bully, Nick Johnson fills his year with relentless teasing and physical altercations. Through a heartbreaking tragedy both Pete and Nick share a secret bond that will change their lives forever.