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Name:  Richard Lundeen  

Pen Name: Rick Lundeen

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Galesburg, Illinois


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Born and resides in Galesburg, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard "Rick" Lundeen was born in Illinois. He attended Carl Sandburg (Galesburg, Illinois) and Black Hawk (Moline, Illinois) Colleges where he studied biology and chemistry. He is a graduate from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois where he then majored in political science. He served in the United States Navy and was stationed at the Naval cryptological school at Ft. Devens, Massachussetts before serving aboard the USS Ticonderoga CG-47. After his time in the Navy, he returned to the college environment and worked in Residence Life, then in Career Services at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois before moving onward to Carl Sandburg College.Along the books listed below, Lundeen has edited ''Boomer's Reference Guide to American College Fraternities and Sororities''. He also wrote a short story, ''Silent Gods'' in 2012. The short story was awarded third place in March 2012, in the "The Big Write", which is held each year.

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