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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlene Dawn Mueller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1937 in Chicago,Illinois



Illinois Connection

Mueller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 20, she moved to McHenry, Illinois, the home of her stories. Chicago has always been special to Charlene. She can still feel her nose pressed against the Christmas windows downtown (Marshall Field's) and lunch in the Walnut room. Illinois with its exciting weather changes, green Springs, Summer heat, Fall with crimson and gold leaves, Winter snow and ice-oops!

Biographical and Professional Information

As a child, Charlene Dawn Mueller won classes to the Chicago Art Institute. She was trained under Charles Miller, the Western painter. She knew her book would 'be', even the cover painting, many years before it was a reality. Much of her life has been spent in Layout Inspection at Brake Parts Co. in McHenry, Illinois. Drawing was needed for the inspection reports. Mueller writes from happenings in her life, some poetry, and stories that were dropped into her heart ... some with tears, some with laughter. Charlene paints in acrylics and oil.

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Titles At Your Library

Painting With God
ISBN: 1609200322

Ajoyin Publishing. 2011

Painting by painting, experience by experience, the ability was given to communicate in paint and the written word, Jesus working in the lives of His people. Eagles, soap, mice and a mountain, are a small sampling of the images captured in this book. May they cause your heart to warm and come close to the One who seeks after you.