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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bonnie Geisert  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1942 in Hartley, Iowa


Illinois Connection

Geisert lives in Galena, Illinois, where she taught for over 20 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Geisert is a writer and photographer. She has worked as a teacher and a feature writer and columnist for the ''Freeport Journal-Standard'', Freeport, Illinois. Her photographs have appeared in group shows at Dubuque Museum of Art, Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort, Freeport Art Museum, Galena City Hall, Galena Art Festival in 1995, and Group Photography Show-Galena in 1996 and 1997.She has also been a contributor of poetry and articles to ''Lutheran, Cobblestone, Galenian, and Julien's Journal''. Her poetry has been featured in annual poetry anthology, Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Prairie Summer'', Honor Book for Young People, Nebraska Center for the Book ''Haystack'' Honor Award for Children's Nonfiction, Boston Globe/Hornbook