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Ginny Rorby

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Ginny Rorby was raised in Winter Park, Florida, and lived in Miami during her career as a Pan American flight attendant. Midway through that career, she enrolled in the University of Miami to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology, graduated and changed direction again. She went on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her goal, after wrapping up her flying career and her graduate studies, was to move someplace where she would never be hot again. She now lives on the chilly coast of northern California with her twenty-five- year-old parrot and way too many cats. Her young adult novel, Dolphin Sky, was nominated for the Keystone Reading Award. Ginny has been co-director of the Mendocino Coast Writers ...more

Average rating: 4.14 · 4,326 ratings · 742 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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Lost in the River of Grass

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The Outside of a Horse

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How to Speak Dolphin

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Dolphin Sky

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