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Pamela Joyce Bruzan

Born: 1946, in Newark, NJ
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bruzan was born in New Jersey and raised in New York State. She moved to Illinois following graduation from Syracuse University. After working as a reporter for what was then the Illinois State Register in Springfield, she established her own firm, Sangamon Valley Writing Associates. Pamela and her husband, Ray Bruzan, have lived in Rochester since 1971.

Biography: Reporting for a daily newspaper became Pamela Bruzan's springboard to establish Sangamon Valley Writing Associates. In addition to preparing public-information materials, the company has researched, written and edited technical papers and articles focused primarily on emerging water and wastewater treatment techniques, as well as innovative materials and designs for airports and highways.

  • -- Certificate of Excellence, Illinois State Historical Society, Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night: A Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois

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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

  Cotton, violins & shots in the night :
ISBN: 0999314602 OCLC: 1006913049

Presents a chronological history of the history of Rochester, Illinois.