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Jean Ferris (1939-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Career, Member, Writings

Brief BiographiesBiographies: Trevor Edwards Biography - Accepted Wisdom from His Mother to Francisco Franco (1892–1975) Biography

Personal

Born 1939, in Fort Leavenworth, KS; Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1961, M.A., 1962. Hobbies and other interests: Traveling, reading, long walks with friends, movies, theatre, reading books onto tape for the Braille Institute.

Career

Writer, 1977—. Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco, CA, clinical audiologist, 1962-63; San Diego Speech and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA, clinical audiologist, 1963-64; clinical audiologist in a doctor's office in San Diego, 1975-76; secretary and office assistant in San Diego, 1979-84.

Member

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People, San Diego Zoological Society.

Writings

NOVELS; FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Amen, Moses Gardenia, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1983.

The Stainless Steel Rule, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1986.

Invincible Summer, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1987.

Looking for Home, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1989.

Across the Grain, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1990.

Relative Strangers, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1993.

Signs of Life, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1995.

All That Glitters, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1996.

Bad, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1998.

Love among the Walnuts, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1998.

Eight Seconds, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2000.

Of Sound Mind, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 2001.

Once Upon a Marigold, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2002.

"AMERICAN DREAMS" SERIES

Into the Wind, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Song of the Sea, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

Weather the Storm, Avon (New York, NY), 1996.

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