Individual Author Record
Name: Ken BradburyPen Name: Freida Marie Crump Genre: Fiction History Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Born: 1955 in Quincy, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionBradbury was born in Quincy and currently resides in Arenzville. He graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville in 1971.
Biographical and Professional InformationKen Bradbury is an author of the Associated Press award-winning ''The Coonridge Digest'', a newspaper column appearing in 14 newspapers in Illinois and Missouri. The column is the weekly observations of Freida Marie Crump, news correspondent from fictional Coonridge, Illinois. Bradbury has also written four books, ''The Coonridge Digest'', ''Around the World with Frieda Marie Crump'', ''The Coonridge Devotions'' and ''Homerville''. He is the author of over 300 published plays and musicals. Along with co-author Robert Crowe, Bradbury won the Lincoln Library Award for the play “The Shadow of Giants.” Bradbury was an adjunct instructor of theatre at Lincoln Land Community College after teaching at Triopia High School in Concord, Illinois for 35 years. He was honored with numerous awards including: the Country Companies/WICS Channel 20 Golden Apple Award for teaching, the Western Illinois University Friend of the Arts Award, the Illinois College McGaw Citation for Excellence in the Arts, and was named Outstanding High School Teacher by Eastern Illinois University. He also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by MacMurray College and an honorary Doctor of Letters by Illinois College. The Jacksonville Hall of Fame recipient was given the Studs Terkel Humanities Award by the Illinois Arts Council in 2004.
- Homerville, Consortium Publishing Company, 2005
- The Coonridge Devotions, Consortium Publishing Company, 2001
- The Coonridge Digest Around the World with Freida Marie Crump, Creative Ideas Press, 1997
- The Coonridge Digest, Consortium Publishing Company , 1994 - Written under the pen name Freida Marie Crump
Titles At Your Library
The Coonridge Digest
ISBN: 0964468107 Consortium. 1994 Humorous and sometimes biting comments from the mythical Freida Marie Crump, news correspondent from Coonridge, Illinois. This is a series of columns from syndicated columnist Ken Bradbury.
Around the World with Freida Marie Crump
ISBN: 0964468123 Consortium Publishing Company. 1999 Freida Marie Crump (a.k.a. Ken Bradbury) and husband Herb travel around the world. The news correspondent from Coonridge, Illiois, takes on the Russians, the Aussies and everyone in between. Everyone who enjoys travel should read this book of humor. Based upon the actual travel of Mr. Bradbury.
ISBN: 0970717334 Consortium Publishing Company. 2001 Coonridge Devotions is book of humor and insight by Freida Marie Crump, the imaginary and imaginative news correspondent from Coonridge, Illinois. Freida (a.k.a Ken Bradbury) provides 103 observations about our life and times, then concludes each item with a Christian prayer.
ISBN: 0974883018 Consortium Publishing Company. 2005 Ken Bradbury’s fourth book, homerville, is a compelling read, a series of snapshots of the intriguing residents of a small Illinois town in years gone by. Each chapter displays fascinating stories of the lives, and deaths, of the inhabitants of this small-town America. “It’s an affectionate look at the astoundingly peculiar people I’ve known,” said Bradbury. “Nowadays we medicate or relocate or otherwise ‘cure’ our local eccentrics. Frankly, I yearn for the days when they walked the streets in all their unconventional glory. I think that anyone who’s ever lived in a small town will recognize the types and, perhaps, miss them like I do.”