Location: Elgin, Ilinois, United States
Jane E. Riehecky, a Freelance Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in literature.
Growing up, Ms. Riehecky developed a love for reading and knew she wanted to become a writer as an adult. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1975. Three years later, she received a Master of Arts in speech communications from Illinois State University. Furthermore, Ms. Riehecky secured a Master of Arts in English literature from Northwestern University in 1983.
At the start of her career, she taught English at the Blue Mound High School from 1977 to 1980, further assuming the same position with the West Chicago Community High School between 1984 and 1986. Soon thereafter, she assumed employment with the writer and editor for Child’s World Publishing Company for three years. Since 1990, Ms. Riehecky has contributed as a freelance writer and a speaker in Elgin. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor at Judson University since 2004.
As an author, Ms. Riehecky has written numerous works including “Velociraptor,” “Triceratops,” “Orangutans,” “Show Me Dinosaurs,” “Slime, Poop and Other Wacky Animals Defenses,” ‘Teeth, Claws, and Jaws,” and “Poisons & Venom: Animal Weapons and Defenses,” among others. For her many accomplishments in the field, she has been named the Tasmanian Tiger by the Junior Library Guild in 2008 and has received the Summit Award for Best Children’s Nonfiction by the Society of Midland Authors in 1988.
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