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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Gleiter  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1947 in Wisconsin

-- Jan Gleiter on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jan Gleiter was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Northern Virginia. She began writing children's books in the 1980s and branched out into adult fiction in the mid-90s. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and currently works in the field of educational publishing, specializing in assessment and language arts.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Seaside Adventure (Teddies)
ISBN: 0817227458

Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers. 1987

A teddy bear family spends an exciting day in and out of the water at the beach.

Simon Bolivar (Raintree Hispanic Stories) (English and Spanish Edition)
ISBN: 0817229027

Heinemann/Raintree. 1989

A biography of "El Libertador," whose victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Benito Juarez (Hispanic Stories)
ISBN: 0811467597

Heinemann/Raintree. 1995

A biography of the Mexican president who during his tenure in office separated church and state, established religious tolerance, and made the land distribution system more equitable.

Lie Down With Dogs
ISBN: 0312140037

St Martins Pr. 1996

When he comes to the aid of a small boy, Chicago ad exec Robert Cooper is thrown into partnership with Lisa Jacobi, an independent young woman, as they struggle to protect the child from unknown enemies. Winner of St. Martin's Best First Malice Domestic Mystery Novel Contest.

A House By The Side Of The Road (Dead Letter Mysteries)
ISBN: 0312966938

St. Martin's Dead Letter. 1999

Someone in a peaceful Pennsylvania town has a brutal murder on his conscience...

...but who and why remain a mystery-- until Meg Kessinger moves in. The house she's inherited from an aunt is dilapidated, but she adores it-- and sets about restoring it with the help of a hunky, laid-back lawyer

a handsome, witty artist

and the secretive husband of her new girlfriend down the road. But soon Meg's rustic rhapsody is blighted by telltale traces of an unseen intruder's search for...what? Her determination to piece together rumors about the sexpot who lived there before her, and the convenient death of an old lady with a twitchy heart, will drag her into a perilous undertow of greed, cunning, and desperation that could turn her dream house into a waking nightmare...



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