Individual Author Record
Name: Jennifer J. PhillipsPen Name: None Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Non-Fiction Born: 1962 in Alton, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionI grew up in Alton, Illinois and remained an Illinois resident until after graduation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I then started moving around the country for my career and now live in Shoreline, Washington. Most of my core family remains in Illinois and I find myself wanting to write about Illinois history and my childhood world. My first biography for children is about Elijah Lovejoy and I am working on another children's biography about Robert Wadlow.
Biographical and Professional InformationI started out as a newspaper reporter in Illinois and Iowa, then moved to corporate communications and public relations. I now split my professional time between healthcare improvement work and freelance writing, mainly for children. I have published children's articles and two children's biographies to date. I have other book projects in the works.
''Elijah Lovejoy's Fight for Freedom'', Nose in a Book Publishing, 2009''Nina Kosterina: A Young Communist in Stalinist Russia'', Write Words Inc./ebooksonthe.net, 2010