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General Information

Name:  Angie Michelle James  

Pen Name: Angie MeShelle, Angielic MeShelle

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD Fiction Poetry

Born: 1969 in Monroe, Louisiana


Illinois Connection

James moved to Illinois with her family in 1976. She has lived in Phoenix, Harvey, Markham and South Holland. She has worked in Harvey for almost 20 years as a preschool teacher. She attended Taft Elementary School, and graduated from 6th grade there, moving on to Coolidge Junior High School, graduating 8th grade and moving on to attend both Thornridge and Thornton High schools, graduating from Thornton. From there she attended and graduated from South Suburban College (formerly Thornton Community College). Later she graduated also from National Louis University with two bachelors degrees.

Biographical and Professional Information

Angie Michelle James is a single, divorced mother of four children. She has two bachelors degrees, one in psychology and one in early childhood education. Presently, she is working on her 04 teaching certificate. She also has an associate degree in social work. James has been writing for over thirty years. She will be returning to school to pursue her masters degree. She worked for Head Start for almost 20 years and is currently a director of an infant care center for teenage parents in Harvey, Illinois.

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