Jon Ripslinger

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Biographical Fact Sheet :

 

                      Background and Credentials
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Born Saginaw, Michigan, 1933; graduated high school, 1951.

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Served in U.S. Navy 1951-1955; Korean War Veteran.

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Married 1956: six children, twelve grandchildren.

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Retired English teacher, 1994; taught high school English 35 years.

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 BA Degree, English, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, 1959.

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Participant in the University of Iowa's Writing Workshop, 1960.

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Part-time sports reporter, Morning Democrat newspaper,  1960s.

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MA Degree, Regional Studies, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1972.

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Published over 50 short stories in men's magazines, 1960s-1980s.

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Successfully completed the Writer's Digest Beginning and Advanced Novel Writing Workshops, 1992-1993.

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Published three short stories in the Liguorian, a leading Catholic magazine, 1990s.

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 Published Triangle, a YA novel, Harcourt Brace, 1994.

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Triangle chosen to be included in the 1995 Young Adult Library Services Association's list of Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Readers.

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Published How I Fell in Love & Learned to shoot Free Throws, a YA novel, Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook, 2003.

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Published Derailed, a YA novel, Trade Paperback, 2006

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Published Last Kiss, a YA novel, Flux, 2007

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Hobbies: Writing, reading, hunting, fishing, camping.

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Main Literary goal: to write realistic, meaningful fiction for young adults.

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Inspiration for Young Writers

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Books available on-line!

 

bullet The Hustle  
bullet ASIN: B0046H9C52 - Kindle Edition  Check Prices
bullet Publisher: Ampichellis Ebooks
bullet Publish Date: 10/7/2010
bullet Read an excerpt from The Hustle
bullet Last Kiss  
bullet ISBN: 0738710725 - Paperback  Check Prices
bullet Publisher: Flux, a division of Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
bullet Publish Date: 10/1//2007
bullet Synopsis and Book Reviews
bullet Read an excerpt from Last Kiss
bullet Derailed  
bullet ISBN: 0738708887- Paperback Check Prices
bullet Publisher: Trade Paperback
bullet Publish Date: 09/01/2006
bullet Synopsis and Book Reviews
bullet Read an excerpt from DERAILED
bullet How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Free Throws  
bullet ISBN: 0761318925 - Hardcover Check Prices
bullet ISBN: 0761327479 - Other Check Prices
bullet Publisher: Millbrook Press, Incorporated
bullet Published Date: 05/01/2003
bullet Nominated as a Best Book for Young Adults
bullet Synopsis and Book Reviews
bullet Read an excerpt from HIFIL
bullet Triangle  
bullet ISBN: 0152000488 - Hardcover  Check Prices
bullet ISBN: 0152000496 - Paperback Check Prices
bullet Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
bullet Published Date: 06/01/1994
bullet Synopsis and Book Reviews


 
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