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Gene McCormick

Born: in Sidney, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Born in Ohio, I moved to Illinois briefly in the 1960s, living in Round Lake while working in Libertyville at Lake Publishing. I moved back back to Ohio in 1968, and back to Illinois for good in 1979, living--in order--in Schaumburg, Chicago, Naperville and Wayne.

Biography: My entire business career has been spent in publishing: first the newspaper industry, then industrial and consumer magazines. I sold my publishing company, McCormick Communications Group, in 1999 and have since concentrated fulltime on writing, having had twelve books--a combination of non-fiction, fiction and poetry--published during the past ten years or so.


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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Gene McCormick on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  An Ice Axe at Dusk
ISBN: 9781596611504 OCLC: 719426814

March Street Pr 2011.

  Bird's defense to the Ruy Lopez /
ISBN: 0899500234 OCLC: 7206202

McFarland, Jefferson, N.C. : ©1981.

  Naked skeletons :
ISBN: 1589989155 OCLC: 691993546

Pudding House Publications, Columbus, Ohio : ©2010.

  Rain on the sun :
ISBN: 1432724452 OCLC: 777687620

Outskirts Press, Denver, CO : ©2008.

  Tanya, queen of the greasy spoon :
ISBN: 1432748513 OCLC: 781178107

Outskirts Press, Denver, CO : 2009.

The blue collar thoroughbred :
ISBN: 0786430494 OCLC: 85485003

McFarland & Co., Publishers, Jefferson, N.C. : ©2007.

"This volume presents a nonfiction insider's look at today's sport of thoroughbred racing from a day-to-day, behind-the-scenes vantage point. Divided into three sections, it discusses racing, breeding and jockeying--the realities of thoroughbred racing"--Provided by publisher.

  The eagle
ISBN: 9780312564346 OCLC: 696156125

Square Fish, New York, N.Y. : 2011.

A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.

The Eagle & the Plum :
ISBN: 0975997106 OCLC: 60742652

BigHorse II Press, St. Charles, IL : ©2005.

  The U.S. chess championship, 1845-1985 /
ISBN: 0899500560 OCLC: 10326801

The United States chess championship, 1845-1996 /
ISBN: 0786402482 OCLC: 35223148

McFarland, Jefferson, N.C. : ©1997.

  Uncompromising chess :
ISBN: 0931462584 OCLC: 15022793

Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Penn. : 1986.