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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Helen Howe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1927 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Howe was born in Mt. Vernon and lived in Robinson for many years. She graduated from Lincoln Trail College in Robinson and Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. She also taught English at Lincoln Trail College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Helen Howe was a published author and member of the James Jones Foundation and founding member of the James Jones Literary Society. She graduated from Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois with a B.A. in Linguistics and American Literature and from Eastern Illinois University and her Masters M.A. in English. She was English Professor and taught composition and creative writing at Lincoln Trail College for 14 years before retiring. Howe's husband, Sylvanus “Tinks” Howe, was a close childhood friend of Illinois author and actor, James Jones, and they were both instrumental in forming the James Jones Literary Society.Along with the book Howe wrote listed below, she also edited [ ''The Writings From the Handy Colony''] with George Hendrick and Don Sackrider.

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