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General Information

Name:  Jen Cullerton Johnson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1972 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Cullerton Johnson was born in Chicago and raised on the South side and comes from a family who has been involved in Chicago politics for decades. She holds a MEd in Curriculum and Development from Loyola University of Chicago and is a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system. Her short stories are set in Chicago. Currently, Cullerton Johnson is researching small Illinois river towns and their riverboat stories for young children.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jen Cullerton Johnson is a writer, an educator, and an environmentalist with masters degrees in nonfiction writing and curriculum development. She has taught in countries all over the world and now teaches at an inner-city elementary school in Chicago, where she also conducts writing workshops. Her short stories and essays have been published in various literary journals. She was granted an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in 2005 for Creative Non-fiction essays.

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