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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeanna M. Zivalich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1969 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Zivalich was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. She still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeanna M. Zivalich is an American author and creator of children’s stories, known for her unique style of using inspiring messages and graphics in each story she creates. Her stories are published in both English and Spanish. Jeanna was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, the 4th daughter in a family of 5 girls, her father was born in Haiti and her mother born in Puerto Rico. Jeanna has been an avid writer since her early teenage years, writing several short stories and poetic lyrics, ''Between The Raindrops'' and ''Dance on the Horizon'', published and featured in 1987; both gained recognition in the National Library of Poetry. Her creative skills include song lyrics for a private label music CD in 1999 and several short skits performed for various live audiences. She is currently working on her sixth book release; ''Jesus Loves Me This I Know''. Jeanna writes children stories that are not only fun, captivating, inspiring and entertaining for your child, but also instills moral values which are the core foundation that attributes to healthy development of children.

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