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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James T. Durkin  

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Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1966 in Oak Lawn, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Jim was born in Oak Lawn and currently resides in Woodridge.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim is a Civil Investigator at an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also teaches as a part-time college instructor of American Politics. Jim earned both his Bachelor and Masters of Science Degrees in Political Science from Illinois State University. Jim is the co-founder of the ''Authors Marketing Group''. The group consists of published authors from the Chicago area who wish to share positive marketing experiences with other published or potential authors. For more information about the ''Authors Marketing Group'', feel free to visit the website at: [].

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-- Jim was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.