Jerry Whittle grew up in Clemson, South Carolina, and he holds a BA and MA in English from Clemson University and the University of Tennessee.He taught English in the University of South Carolina while working with a PhD level in English, and he taught Braille for over 30 years at the Louisiana Center for the Blind. During his lifetime, he published several short stories in college magazines, plus he won story of the year in Dialogue magazine in 1985. Having retired three decades back, he has pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a writer. He has published six novels and two autobiographies on Amazon Kindle.
Whilst teaching at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, Jerry composed and directed over 30 plays which were performed in the local community theater and for national conventions. He and his wife Merilynn live in Ruston, Louisiana, where they like crafts and gardening. Jerry is now working with his seventh book.
Honors and awards: Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities, Clemson University, 1979;
National Alumni Scholarship, University of Tennessee, 1979; Educator of the Year Award, National Federation of the Blind, 2009; Louis Braille Award, Louisiana Tech University, 2015;
Jacobus tenBroek Distinguished Service Award, National Federation of the Blind, 2016.
Tom Perry, writer of Textile Baseball at South Carolina, commented on Whittle’s baseball novel Slingshot: “an enjoyable read… it brought back lots of happy memories. ”
Bob Sounder, reviewing Whittle’s story Growing up in Clemson, wrote “it is an excellent read for attracting lots of memories. ”
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