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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Catherine Stier  

Pen Name: None

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Born: May 16, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Illinois Connection

Catherine Stier lived in Schaumburg until 2008, when she relocated to Southwest Texas with her husband and two children.

Biographical and Professional Information

Catherine Stier has worked as a professional writer for more than 15 years. She has taught continuing education writing classes for both children and adults at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and has facilitated a Teen Writing Club at a local library.In 2008, Stier relocated to Southwest Texas where she now resides with her husband and two children.


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Titles At Your Library

If I Were President
ISBN: 0606303502

Demco Media. 2004

A simple description of the duties, responsibilities, and traditions of the office of president.

Bugs in My Hair?!: A Concept Book
ISBN: 0807509086

Albert Whitman. 2008

When Alex spills milk on his football jersey and Morgan's braid unravels, they both say, "These things happen." But Ellie LaFleur, who is practically perfect, sniffs, "Not to me." And it's true. Ellie's nails are always filed, her clothes are snazzy, and her long locks are lovely. So when Ellie's head begins to itch, she's sure it's an allergy.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE BUGS IN MY HAIR?!" blurts Ellie when her mother and the school nurse give her the bad news: Ellie has head lice. "These things happen," says Ellie's mother. At home, Ellie and her mother talk to the doctor and read the papers from the school nurse. Then they shampoo, comb, and do laundry. Ellie even writes a note for kids who get head lice-"These things happen," it says.

If I Ran For President
ISBN: 0807535443

Albert Whitman & Company. 2008

If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation's problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television.

The Terrible Secrets of the Tell-All Club
ISBN: 0807577995

Albert Whitman & Company. 2011

No one at school had ever thought up a club like this. All you had to do to be in it is answer some questions and share them with the rest of the club. Questions like: What is your favorite salad dressing? Who is your BFF? What was your most embarrassing moment? Kiley, T.J., Josh, and Anne each have a different motivation: one wants to fit in, one wants revenge, one has something to hide, and one is dying to find out another's secret. Told in four different viewpoints, this funny, touching novel explores friendship, social pressures, bullying, and other the other anxieties of kids everywhere--boys and girls alike.


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