McClelland, Ted 1967–

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McClelland, Ted 1967–

(Ted R. McClelland)

PERSONAL: Born January 14, 1967, in Lansing, MI; son of Robert (an economist) and Gail (a social worker; maiden name, Allen) Kleine. Ethnicity: "Scotch-Irish, English, Jewish." Education: Attended University of Michigan, 1985–87; Michigan State University, B.A., 1989. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Presbyterian. Hobbies and other interests: Running, horseplaying.

ADDRESSES: Home—7726 N. Eastlake Terrace, Ste. 3, Chicago, IL 60626. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI, reporter, 1989–90; Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL, staff writer, 2001–05.

MEMBER: National Writers Union.


Horseplayers: Life at the Track, Chicago Review Press (Chicago, IL), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS: Ted McClelland told CA: "Originally, writing and gambling were separate passions of mine. I wrote, not very successfully, in the mornings, and played horses, not very successfully, in the afternoons. Only when I combined the two did I find a way to make them both pay. Simply wanting to be a writer isn't enough to make you a writer. You have to find a subject you love."

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