Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vicki Ellen Bennington  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in Jerseyville, Illinois

Sites:


Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Jerseyville, Illinois. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois with a degree in mass communications and a secondary degree in marketing. I lived in Alton, Illinois for several years and currently live in Godfrey, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I've written for The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois for a number of years. My current book, "A Life in Parts" was co-authored with Daniel Brannan of Glen Carbon, Illinois and is about the horrific experience and remarkable recovery of Loretta Goebel, who grew up in Shipman, Illinois, lived in Sycamore, Illinois for many years and also currently lives in Godfrey, Illinois.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

A Life in Parts
ISBN: 098308002X

Stonebrook Enterprises. 2012

On an ordinary winter day, Loretta Goebel was wrapping Christmas gifts in her basement when the doorbell rang. She rushed to answer the door, and in her haste, she hit her hand on the banister as she ran up the stairs. This seemingly innocuous injury eventually resulted in the amputation of both her legs, her left hand, and most of the fingers on her right hand. Through all her pain and loss, Loretta never gave up her quest to live a full life, and her story of triumph can inspire anyone struggling to adjust to difficult circumstances.