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Amazing Authors of Illinois

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Illinois is home and was home to many fantastic authors. Veronica Roth is one of the amazing authors who calls Illinois home. Author Michael W. Sherer also resides in Illinois. James Robert Sherburne also lived in Illinois. The author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, Lyman Frank Baum, also resided in Illinois. Many amazing authors, including Veronica Roth, Michael W. Sherer, James Robert Sherburne, and Lyman Frank Baum, reside in or have resided in the wonderful state of Illinois. Veronica Roth Veronica Roth was born on August 19,1998. In Barrington, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, Veronica Roth was raised. Carleton College in Minnesota is the college Veronica Roth attended for a year; after she attended Carleton College for year, Veronica Roth transferred to Northwestern University, which is located in Chicago Illinois(“Miller” para. 1-3). Graduating from Northwestern in the year 2010, she received a creative writing degree. In 2011, Veronica Roth married Nelson Fitch. The couple currently resides in Evanston Illinois. Surprisingly, Veronica has issues with anxiety. Veronica Roth also has several varied interests, such as cooking,psychology, biology, theology, and poetry (“Miller” para. 1-3). Though Veronica Roth is a popular author, she still enjoys reading books. Some of her favorites are “1984” by George Orwell, “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle, and “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson (“Miller” para. 1-3). Veronica Roth became popular in the literary world quickly. At the young age of twenty-two, Veronica Roth’s wonderful book Divergent became a New York Times bestseller, and because Veronica Roth’s writing is so impressive, after the short period of four days, her writing recieved her a publishing deal (“Veronica Roth” par... ... middle of paper ... ....d. Web. 07 May 2014. . Illinois State Library Special Reports Series. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. "James Sherburne." Goodreads. Goodreads Inc., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. . Lill, Rebecca. "Illinois History Illinois Authors." N.p.: Illinois State Historical Library, n.d. 31-32. Print. "Michael W. Sherer." Home -. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2014. . "Michael W. Sherer's Biography." Red Room | Where the Writers Are. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2014. . "Veronica Roth Bio." About.com Bestsellers. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2014. . "Veronica Roth." Epic Reads. N.p., n.d. Web. .
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