Born: in Galesburg, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Susan VanKirk was born in Galesburg, Illinois, and educated at Knox College (BA) and University of Illinois (M. Ed). Biography: Susan taught Monmouth High School for 34 years.(1968-2002) Following retirement from Monmouth High School, she began teaching at Monmouth College. Once VanKirk earned her graduate degree she bagan writing on a freelance basis and was hired to write Cliffs Notes for ''The Scarlet Letter'', ''All Quiet on the Western Front'', ''My Antonia'', ''The Age of Innocence'', ''The Importance of Being Earnest'', ''Hiroshima'', ''Of Mice and Men'', and ''The Secret Life of Bees''. Currently she divides her time between her home in Monmouth, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Susan Van Kirk on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=susan+van+kirk
|The education of a teacher :
ISBN: 1450250963 OCLC: 678589037 iUniverse, New York : ©2010. A veteran of thirty-four years of public high school teaching shares her experiences as a Monmouth, Illinois English and speech teacher.