Independence Public Library

Author Interview: J. L. Warnock, Independence, Kansas

June 29, 2017

J. L. Warnock, Author, Independence, Kansas

Born in 1949 near an Air Force base in New York State, J. L. Warnock served 4 years in Army Military Intelligence doing technical work with the highest security classifications. He married in 1970.

After leaving the service in 1972, he earned a Bachelors degree in education in New York. He and his wife Peggy came to Independence, Kansas in 1974. They each earned Master’s degrees in education in 1980.

He retired after nearly 30 years of teaching everything from third grade through post graduate level aerospace classes. He became a volunteer reader at a local bookstore and began to think about writing. He has produced short stories in several genres.

J.L. divides his time between senior aerobics classes, flying his homebuilt airplane, and hours spent at the computer keyboard, writing, always writing. He has so far produced three novels, one children’s book, one collection of short horror stories, one collection of short science fiction stories, and two “cleverly disguised” Memoirs.

Joe Warnock passed away November 1, 2020 and he is missed by many, including the staff of the Independence Public Library.

Obituary for Joe Warnock


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