Individual Author Record
Name: Katharine Kendzy GingoldPen Name: None Genre: History Born: in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBorn and raised in Illinois, Gingold moved to Ohio and Michigan for a few years before returning to raise her children in the Chicago suburbs.
Biographical and Professional InformationGingold studied at: North Park University in Chicago, Knox College in Galesburg and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and Fine Arts. Her writing experience includes time spent as a newspaper reporter, copywriter, newsletter editor and online columnist in addition to book author. Gingold now writes about Illinois history for children and speaks to local community groups about Illinois is the 1830's.
- Ruth By Lake And Prairie: True Stories of Early Naperville, Illinois, Gnu Ventures Co., 2006
- Haunted by History: Spectres in a Small Town, Gnu Ventures Co., 2008
- Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln, Gnu Ventures Co., 2009
Titles At Your Library
Ruth by Lake and Prairie: A Great Lakes Journey To The American Frontier
ISBN: 0979241901 Gnu Ventures Company. 2016 Written for kids ages 8-12, Ruth Murray's journey from her old home in Ohio to her family's new homestead in Illinois is also a quick read for adults who want to know more about America's pioneers in the early nineteenth century.
Objects unfamiliar to twenty-first century readers like "mobcaps" and "braces" are defined and illustrated with simple line drawings helping readers learn more about day-to-day living in the 1830's.
Based on meticulous research, Ruth by Lake and Prairie is the most accurate account of the Telegraph's voyage available, retold in a fresh creative non-fiction voice.
Haunted By History: Spectres in a Small Town
ISBN: 0979241936 Gnu Ventures Company. 2008 You'll learn so much about history, it's scary! Haunted by History: Spectres in a Small Town is a collection of short stories, each about a real historic building in a small midwest town, and each a supernatural tale based on the building's actual history. Written for readers 10 and older, Haunted By History delivering facts about local history dressed up in tales with a little chill to them.
Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln: Searching Out Lesser-Known Connections in Northern Illinois
ISBN: 0979241944 Gnu Ventures Company. 2009 During his recent 200th birthday we learned a great deal of Abraham Lincoln's life in Springfield and Washington, DC. But what about the Chicagoland area? Do we have any connections to the sixteenth president? Local historian and author Kate Gingold used the "Six Degrees of Separation" theory to find out. While some local Lincoln associations might be a little roundabout, she found many odd and interesting facts that make Lincoln and his times come alive for us today. And there's even a connection to Kevin Bacon!