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Raymond L. Paul

Born: 1936 in St. Louis, MO
Pen Name: R L Paul @ Ray Paul

Connection to Illinois: Raymond was six months old when his parents moved to the south side of Chicago. Four years later in 1940 his father found a sales job in Rockford Il, and with the exception of his four years at the University of Wisconsin he has lived in Rockford.

Biography: Raymond established an insurance practice in Rockford. He still goes into work every day, besides writing my fiction, He built and lived in three homes in Rockford and has no plans to move anywhere else. The first house he built himself in 1960 using his meager home building knowledge from his summer construction jobs. And as he says, 'It is still standing, as am I.'


Raymond L. Paul on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  A new season /
ISBN: 1449041493 OCLC: 630560418

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN : 2009.

The latest novel in a trilogy featuring George Konert. With his sense of humor intact, George faces the challenges of his later years with the same biting wit, loving wisdom and dogged determination that he displayed in Cabbage requiem and Between the rows. Once again we glimpse George's garden with an abiding belief in the future. --P. [4] of cover.

Between the rows /
ISBN: 1425976263 OCLC: 245540585

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Ind. : 2006.

In this, Ray Paul's sequel to the novel Cabbage Requiem, his protagonist, George Konert, has settled into a peaceful co-existence with his new wife Catherine. This afterglow lasts until life's inevitable nettles force him into action. Between the Rows is yet another wonderful novel about George Konert, who finds himself in endless trouble as usual. George, his family, and his neighbors and their children go through a lot in this story, including grief when a shocking event occurs. This author's books never fail to make me laugh and cry, and above all, fall in love with the gentle wisdom George always finds by the end. --from p. 4 of cover.

Cabbage requiem /
ISBN: 0972301194 OCLC: 57626209

Helm Pub., Rockford, IL : ©2004.

  Shards :
ISBN: 1434364151 OCLC: 898484735

A collection of short stories that run the gamut from heartwarming to hilarious and at the other end of the spectrum, darker, more serious subjects from the author's imagination. All stories are rated from G to R by the Ray Paul to help you pick and choose. --From back cover.