Jon Ripslinger

Davenport, IA

Reader & Writer


Born in Saginaw, Michigan. Served in the Korean War aboard the battleship USS New Jersey. Graduated from St. University, Davenport, IA. Married. Six children. Thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all girls but for one grandson.

A former public high school English teacher, I am the author of seven published young adult novels: Triangle, Harcourt Brace, 1994; How I Fell in Love & Learned to Shoot Free Throws, Roaring Brook Press, 2003; Derailed, Llewellyn World Wide, 2006; Last Kiss, Llewellyn World Wide, 2007; The Hustle, Ampichellis Ebooks, 2010; Missing Pieces, (ebook and paperback) Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 2011; and Who is Lori Darling? (ebook and paperback) Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 2013.

Besides reading and writing, I enjoy my family and billiards.

Favorite Books

Judy Blume's FOREVER

Favorite Quotes

Want to strengthen the muscles in your heart today? Lift someone else's spirits.

Favorite Genres

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