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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Binns  

Pen Name: B.A. Binns

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Binns grew up on the south side of Chicago, and currently lives in a suburb of Chicago. She received a B. S. from Roosevelt University and an M. S. from DePaul.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Binns has worked at everything from fast food to clinical chemistry to dietician to computer architect, but always kept kept finding excuses to return to school. She finally became a trainer and after she retired took up volunteering and writing. She frequently contributes to the Almanac of Arlington Heights, a quarterly publication in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Her debut middle grade novel is "Courage." She speaks to students, teachers, and librarians across the country at conferences and other events.

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