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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Nourie  

Pen Name: Mary Jessie Parker

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA

Born: 1948 in Kankakee, Illinois

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Nourie was born in Kankakee, Illinois and is a life-long resident of central Illinois. She taught grades 1-3 in Cissna Park and Danville, Illinois public schools. She currently resides in Newman, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nourie has sold fiction stories, articles, and poems to ''Cricket'', ''Highlights'', ''Jack and Jill'', ''Zootles'', ''Clubhouse Jr'', ''Pennywhistle Press'', and ''Volunteer Fireman'' magazines.


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