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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marnie O. Mamminga  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Aurora, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Mamminga was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in English. Currently, she resides in Batavia.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marnie Mamminga has been a professional essayist and features writer for more than twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest, and numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is a frequent presenter at writers’ workshops, including the UW’s Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. She also taught junior high and high school English.

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