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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ben Popp  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1990 in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Ben Lives in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ben draws his inspiration from his parents, his mother, Candace, teaches third grade at Grand Park Elementary in Oswego. His dad, Lloyd, is a retired Aurora police officer. Popp, who graduated from West High in 2009, credits both parents for his career choices. He created “Nature’s Elders” after his mom said there is a lack of children’s science books, and he is studying criminal justice at Waubonsee Community College as his “back-up plan.” He works on a tree crew for the Fox Valley Park District.

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