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General Information

Name:  M (Mary) Sarah Klise  

Pen Name: Sarah Klise

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: 1962 in Peoria, Illinois


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Born and raised in Peoria, Sarah now lives in California.

Biographical and Professional Information

M. (Mary) Klise has illustrated several humerous children's literature titles in collaboration with her sister, Catherine "Kate" Klise. Their Regarding series is presented in a scrapbook style format, with letters, journal entries, and related ephemera telling the story. The third of six children born to educational film producer Thomas and Marjorie Klise. Raised in Peoria, Illinois, she attended Marquette University.

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