Dougherty, Terri (L.) 1964- (Terri Sievert)

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DOUGHERTY, Terri (L.) 1964- (Terri Sievert)

PERSONAL:

Born October, 1964, in Appleton, WI; daughter of Veryle (a tire store owner) and Virgie (a homemaker and bookkeeper; maiden name, Hartwig) Sievert; married Denis Dougherty (a sports copy editor), September 10, 1988; children: Kyle, Rachel, Emily. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, B.S. (journalism and English), 1987. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, jogging, playing soccer, cross-country skiing, "playing games with my children, volunteering at my children's school," teaching Sunday school.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Appleton, WI. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Lucent Books, 10911 Technology Pl., San Diego, CA 92127. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Writer. Oshkosh Northwestern (newspaper), Oshkosh, WI, reporter and editor, 1987-1991; freelance writer, 1992—. University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, teaching adjunct, 1991 and 1999-2000; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, in corporate communications, 1996-1997.

WRITINGS:

"JAM SESSION" SERIES; EDITED BY HUSBAND, DENIS DOUGHERTY

Barry Sanders, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1998.

Brett Favre, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Kevin Garnett, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Lisa Leslie, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Tara Lipinski, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Mark McGwire, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Sammy Sosa, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Tiger Woods, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Terrell Davis, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Jeff Gordon, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 1999.

Kobe Bryant, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2000.

Derek Jeter, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2000.

Kurt Warner, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2000.

Mia Hamm, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2000.

Ken Griffey, Jr., ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2001.

Shaquille O'Neal, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2001.

Barry Bonds, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2002.

Ichiro Suzuki, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2004.

Tony Hawk, ABDO Publishing Company (Edina, MN), 2004.

"PEOPLE IN THE NEWS" SERIES

Brad Pitt, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Prince William, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Julia Roberts, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2003.

Tim Allen, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2003.

Elijah Wood, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2004.

UNDER NAME TERRI SIEVERT

The World's Fastest Superbikes, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The World's Fastest Trains, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2002.

U.S. Airforce at War, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), MN, 2002.

U.S. Army at War, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2002.

Illinois, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Texas, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Motocross Racing, Capstone Press (Mankato, MN), 2004.

Dirt Bike History, Edge Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

Loch Ness Monster, Edge Books (Mankato, MN), in press.

UFOs, Edge Books (Mankato, MN), in press.

OTHER

Sam Walton, Blackbirch Press (San Diego, CA), 2004.

Argentina, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2004.

Contributor of "Family Fun," a weekly column that offers family activity ideas, to the Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI). Contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

French and the Fox: The Cannon Battle over Wisconsin's Fur Trade; Syria, for Lucent Books (San Diego, CA).

SIDELIGHTS:

Terri Dougherty has combined the two major interests in her life, family and writing, into a successful career as an author of children's books. Dougherty told CA, "I have wanted to be a writer ever since my first book, 'The Farm Mystery,' was published (stapled together) by my third-grade teacher. My desire to write was nurtured by my love of reading, from 'Nancy Drew' books to Harriet the Spy." After earning her degree in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, she began work as a reporter, a background that "greatly helped my career as a freelance writer, teaching me how to write concisely and quickly as well as providing research and interview skills." Specializing in nonfiction accounts of interesting people, she has written biographical sketches about contemporary athletes and people in the news.

The "Jam Session" series offers slim volumes for individual athletes that give brief personal histories and highlight professional achievements. In her Horn Book Guide review of eight books in the "Jam Session" series, Carrie Harasimowicz described the books as "an enthusiastic introduction for new fans." Although reviewers noted that the volumes are short, School Library Journal critic Tom S. Hurlburt, reviewing Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, commented that "these highly visual titles are serviceable introductions for young and reluctant readers."

Dougherty does not confine her efforts to sports alone. Other books of interest cover businessmen, actors, actresses, and the U.S. Army and Airforce. Dougherty told CA, "My favorite part of my job is learning something new every day. I hope I am passing this love of learning on to my children and all those who read my books."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Horn Book Guide, January-June, 1999, Carrie Harasimowicz, review of "Jam Session" series, p. 365; January-June, 2001, Carrie Harasimowicz, review of "Jam Session" series, p. 396.

School Library Journal, August, 1999, Tom S. Hurlburt, review of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, pp. 145-146, and Barb Lawler, review of Lisa Leslie and Tara Lipinski, p. 145; August, 2003, Kathleen Simonetta, review of Iowa, p. 147.

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