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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Doreen Ambrose-Van Lee  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1969 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Doreen grew up in Chicago's Cabrini Green.

Biographical and Professional Information

Doreen earned a BA in print journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE), and also served in the Armed Forces for three years. She is the mother of three children and in addition to her writing she loves to read. She is also a founding member of the North Austin Public Library Poetry Group which is located on the west side of Chicago.

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