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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Presta  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Mr. Presta grew up in the Taylor Avenue and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

At a young age, Mr. Presta began following politics with the election of JFK. He and his wife Michelle own a book store and are community organizers who helped with the early Obama campaigns for Congress and the United States Senate and ultimately President of the United States. Mr. Presta has worked a variety of Jobs at several newspapers including the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. He was also a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. He is currently working on his next book in the Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots Series.

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