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General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Taylor Greer  

Pen Name: Ibby Greer, Elizabeth T. Greer

Genre: Children's Literature Coloring Book Fiction Memoir

Born: 1950 in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Greer is a native of Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth "Ibby" Taylor Greer is a native of Illinois and attended Palm Beach Day School, is a graduate of the Westover School in Connecticut, has a B.A. with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins University in Virginia, an M.A. in Comparative Literature (English, French, German 18th century novel) from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has lived all over the USA and in London and Vienna. She is an artist whose paintings are in private collections and colleges. She taught pre-school, kindergarten, and 5th grade in Boulder, owned and published a magazine and ran her Blue Lady Bookshop in Rocky Mount, Virginia, for five years, is an editor, and an active civic volunteer. She is the author of two novels, a memoir, and editor of her late husband's military memoir - ''Thomas Keister Greer, Youth, WWII Marine, Early Legal Career''. She currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia.

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