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Name:  Andrew Morkes  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry



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Morkes lives in the Greater Chicago Area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Morkes has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. He is the founder and author of the Nature in Chicagoland blog. He is also the founder of College & Career Press (2002); the editorial director of the CAM Report career newsletter and College Spotlight newsletter; the author/publisher of The Morkes Report: College and Career Planning Trends blog; and the author/publisher of Hot Health Care Careers: 30 Occupations With Fast Growth and Many New Job Openings; Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men: More Than 30 Great Jobs for Women and Men With Apprenticeships Through PhDs; They Teach That in College!?: A Resource Guide to More Than 100 Interesting College Majors , which was selected as one of the best books of the year by the library journal Voice of Youth Advocates; and other titles. In addition to these publications, Andrew has written or co-written more than 40 books about careers for other publishing and media companies including the Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance; Women in Environmental Sciences; Renewable Energy Workers; the Vault Career Guide to Accounting, and many volumes in the Careers in Focus; Discovering Careers; Women in STEM Careers; What Can I Do Now?!; Cool Careers in Science; Careers in the Building Trades; Careers with Earning Potential; and Career Skills Library series. Andrew is a member of the parent advisory board at his sons school. His poetry has been published in Cadence, Wisconsin Review, Poetry Motel, Strong Coffee, and Mid-America Review.

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