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Jean Ferris (1939-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Career, Member, Writings

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.

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.

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


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.


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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