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Author of Internet-based textbooks using orignal primary sources on the Net, plus questions and activities. Writer/FreelanceLibrarian/AOLWritingWorkshopHost with goals of: sparking critical thinking; capturing and portraying the inborn sense of wonder in children and young teens, while edu-taining them; sparking that sense of wonder in writers for all types of readers

Background Information

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                                                                       





Birth Place
New York, NY 

A Host of the Year - AOL Children's Writers' Workshop, Entry in Who's Who of American Women, Honors in Library & Information Studies Exam

Additional Information

"Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in the Sciences for Secondary School Students," "Step Into History and Touch the Future at the National Soaring Museum in An Astronaut's Home Town - Elmira NY," "Shakespeare and STAR TREK," "Your Local Library - A Puzzle" in Puzzlemania (a publication of Highlights for Children Magazine), and more. Web sites to Note: see below, plus and the soon to come

Favorite Links

an introductory guide to Literature on the Net
introductory and supplementary pages for my series of books in progress: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Internet Primary Sources in American and British (aka English) Literature

some articles I have written and published
articles published in Nature Place Journal and other publications

my blog for Children's Writers
prompts to help writers writing for children

my Recommended Reads for Children, Children's Writers, and Collectors of Children's Books

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