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Thanks for visiting my website! Here are a few quick facts about me:


* Born in Madison, WI on October 11, 1955. Grew up mostly in Oklahoma and Utah.


* Author of poems, stories and books for children and young adults. Published by Dial, Viking, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins Australia and Cricket Magazine.


* MFA in Fiction/Creative Writing from Southern CT State University.


* Author of short stories that have appeared in Noctua Review, CT Review, Drunk Monkeys, Writing Disorder and Coe Review.


* Teacher of fiction writing for Southern CT State University, The Mark Twain House Museum and Gotham Writer's Workshop.


* Mentor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project and the ROYA Mentorship Program.


* Publisher of Afghan Voices -- work written by Afghans for an English speaking audience.


* Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, stepsister, sister-in-law, stepdaughter, aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin and friend.