Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is proud to present Three Pointers by Jonathan Wheeler, Thursday, May 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is proud to present Three Pointers by Jonathan Wheeler, Thursday, May 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jonathan Wheeler has published his third work, Three Pointers, the third in his fictional series, which began with Cubs v Cardinals, a story about growing up in Canton.
Wheeler describes his beginnings as follows:
“I was born in Graham Hospital in 1959 and lived in Canton Illinois until finishing high school in 1977. All the elementary schools I attended - Anderson, McCall, and Isaac Swan – only instruct students in the memories of those of a certain age by this point in time, and when I was there the junior high colors were red and white, because we were the Cardinals. I graduated the last year the high school still had a “Senior” in its title, before freshman were deemed worthy of walking the halls. I did all the things boys of my era were supposed to do in Canton: went to church (for me at Mt. Carmel Baptist), played baseball through the park district - but mostly on various playgrounds with my friends without supervision - played kick the can, went fishin’, struggled through puberty awkwardly, cruised the country roads with the music blaring and smoke rolling out of the windows, played basketball every chance I got, and dreamed about the places I’d go and the girls I’d kiss.”
Wheeler earned a degree in electrical engineering from Bradley University in 1981.
He worked in Chicago and then in San Diego, where he later started his own consulting business and retired in 2014.
He currently lives in San Diego with his wife, and they have two adult children.
He is known for his previous books, Cubs v Cardinals, and 77 Rules, and has several others in progress.
Copies of his first three books will be available for purchase ($10 each) and signing at the program.
Please join them for a delightful program looking back at growing up in Canton in the 1970s.
No registration is required. For more information, please contact the library, 309-647-0328.