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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janet Riehecky  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1953 in Waukegan, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Riehecky resides in Elgin, Illinois. She graduated from: Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy, in Bloomington, Illinois; Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and Northwestern Illinois University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet Riehecky is a full-time freelance writer for children, having published more than ninety books of both fiction and non-fiction. Her works range from preschool picture books to junior high social history and biography. Riehecky has a BA in English education from Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy, an MA in Communication from Illinois State University and an MA in English Literature from Northwestern Illinois University. She has also been a teacher and an editor.

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