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R. J. Henne

Born: in Jacksonville, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Henne was born in Jacksonville and graduated from the old Triopia High School in Chapin and Flamingo Beauty College in Jacksonville.

Biography: R. J. worked as a licensed cosmetologist at Jacksonville Developmental Center for more than 20 years. In 1994, she moved to Decatur and married James August Henne.To overcome her grief after losing her husband to cancer in 1998, Henne started writing books for publication, even though her eyesight was failing from cornea dystrophy in both eyes. Since then, she has received two cornea transplants.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

R. J. Henne on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Cracker's Bend /
ISBN: 1448921945 OCLC: 537285263

PublishAmerica, Baltimore : ©2009.

Harley Boogle and his bulldog Buster /
ISBN: 1606729551 OCLC: 466125746

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, Md. : ©2009.

This is a story about a dog that comes to inspire the love of a young boy and the admiration of the entire community of Cracker Bend, Illinois.

Little Bit Vanilla :
ISBN: 1462656323 OCLC: 800401099

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, MD : ©2011.

A rejected alpaca bonds with a young anthropologist as both discover new purpose and new meaning to their lives. The adventures of the two unlikely companions take them on journeys leading from the Midwest to the shores of Scotland.

  The talking rabbit and the farmer
ISBN: 9781456073374 OCLC: 721912091

Publishamerica, Baltimore, Md. : ©2011.

A farm girl who traveled to the big city and became a successful journalst returns to the home of her birth and realizes how much she misses the simple life she knew as a child.