THORNLEY, Stew. American, b. 1955. Genres: Children's non-fiction, Sports/Fitness, Biography. Career: KHAD-Radio, DeSoto, MO, announcer and sportscaster, 1975; KMSR-FM Radio, Sauk Center, MN, staff announcer and sports director, 1976; North Hennepin Community College, basketball public address announcer, 1980-82; free-lance writer, seminar leader, and public speaker, 1981-; Minneapolis Community College, basketball public address announcer, 1982-95; On-Line International, Bloomington, MN, manufacturer's representative, 1983-84; Chapin Publishing Co., Minneapolis, MN, field editor, 1988-90; Lerner Publications Co., Minneapolis, publicity director, 1991-92; Minnesota Department of Health Minneapolis, health educator, 1993-. Publications: On to Nicollet: The Glory and Fame of the Minneapolis Millers, 1988; Basketball's Original Dynasty: The History of the Lakers, 1989; Holy Cow! The Life and Times of Halsey Hall, 1991; Cal Ripken, Jr.: Oriole Ironman, 1992; Deion Sanders, 1993; (with R. Christensen) Golden Memories, 1993; (with B.L. Himrich) Electrifying Medicine: How Electricity Sparked a Medical Revolution (children's book), 1995; (with H. Carneal) Hi Everybody!, 1995; Top 10 Football Receivers, 1995; Sports Great Dennis Rodman, 1996; Sports Great Greg Maddux, 1996; Sports Great Reggie Miller, 1996; Emmitt Smith: Relentless Rusher, 1996; Frank Thomas: Baseball's Big Hurt, 1997; Land of the Giants: New York's Polo Grounds, 2000. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 1082 Lovell Ave., Roseville, MN 55113-4419, U.S.A.