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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  R. J. Henne  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in Jacksonville, Illinois

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Henne was born in Jacksonville and graduated from the old Triopia High School in Chapin and Flamingo Beauty College in Jacksonville.

Biographical and Professional Information

R. J. worked as a licensed cosmetologist at Jacksonville Developmental Center for more than 20 years. In 1994, she moved to Decatur and married James August Henne.To overcome her grief after losing her husband to cancer in 1998, Henne started writing books for publication, even though her eyesight was failing from cornea dystrophy in both eyes. Since then, she has received two cornea transplants.


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