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Name:  Arthur Charles Voellinger  

Pen Name: Art Voellinger

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1941 in Belleville, Illinois.


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Art Voellinger was born in Belleville and resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Voellinger is a retired journalist after nearly sixty years of experience as a sportswriter, editor, and columnist. He graduated from St. Joseph's College (Ind.) in 1963 en route to a 32-year career as a high school English teacher-coach. After two years at Whitefish Bay (Wis.) Dominican, he taught at O'Fallon (Il.) from 1965-69 and returned there in 1976 for 26 more years before retiring in 2002. In addition, he was a sport writer, starting in 1957 with the ''Belleville News-Democrat''. From 1972-76, he was an associated editor for the St. Louis based ''The Sporting News''. From 1973-2005 he served as a sports copy editor for the ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch''. He also wrote columns for the ''Post-Dispatch/Suburban Journals'' from 1975 until retiring in 2011. Voellinger has published two sports fiction books, ''One Home Run'' in 2011 and ''Double Play'' in 2013.

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