Inspired by Emily Dickinson, Madeleine L'Engle, Rachel Carson, T.S. Eliot, Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Frost, Theodor Geisel, J.K. Rowling, and more.
Favorite classic works: T.S. Eliot works, Emily Dickinson's poems, Rachel Carson's SENSE OF WONDER, Bronte sisters' writings, and many more
Favorite children's books: Secret Garden, A Wrinkle in Time, I Remember Mama, Little Women, Tom's Midnight Garden, Stephen Hawking's book for children, Vonda McIntyre's Barbary, and more.
Favorite Writings for Readers in General: Beverly Cleary biography; Carl Sagan's CONTACT, STAR TREK reference books and novels; writings by and about astronauts and their accomplishments; and more
Current Projects: Working with publisher to publish Developing Critical Thinking Through American and British (aka English) Literature with Primary Internet Documents plus Questions and Activities for secondary school, and beginning college and university students; finishing writing middle grade mystery novel about to be sent to a publisher; host / coordinator for an AOL Writers Gathering workshop with the goal of keeping children's sense of wonder and curiosity in mind for children's writers and writers in general
Education: MA English & American Literature, MLIS Division of Library & Information Science, both St. John's University, Queens County, NYC; BA English & American Literature Hunter College NYC; AA Liberal Arts Queensborough Community College, Queens County, NYC; Writing for Children Correspondence Course, Institute of Children's Literature CT