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Name:  Richard Latta  

Pen Name: Rich Latta


Born: 1946 in East Chicago. Indiana


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Latta lives in Plainfield and teaches in Forest Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Latta graduated from Illinois Benedictine College with a B.S. in 1968. He lives in Plainfield, IL and has worked in Forest Park Public Schools as a junior high science teacher since 1968. He became a free lance writer in 1970.Along with the books listed, he is also the author of four books in "Games for Travel" series, author of four grammar puzzle books, four supplementary curriculum books and has been a contributor of poems, short stories, and articles to more than fifty-five journals. He was the advisor to ''Current Science'' from 1972-73.

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