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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

McClure was born and raised in Oak Park and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wendy McClure is an author, columnist and a senior editor of middle grade and young adult books at Albert Whitman & Co. She graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been writing for well over a decade. Her essays have appeared in the ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The Chicago Sun-Times'', and in numerous anthologies. McClure has also written the ebook - ''Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder'' and gathered a collection of the notorious retro Weight Watchers recipe cards in a collection titled - ''The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan: Classic Diet Recipe Cards from the 1970s''. Her book, ''I'm Not the New Me'', is a memoir.

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-- '''''Wanderville''''' *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''The Wilder Life''''' *Midwest Booksellers Choice Award *Barnes & Noble Discover Selection *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly