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Born January 3, 1961, in Belvidere, IL; grew up in Libertyville, Illinois; married Ivan Amato (a science writer); children: Maxwell, Simon. Pets: Sorry, none! Favorite food: Chocolate.

I studied special education and dance at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. In graduate school, I studied fiction writing and poetry at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.


writers at work eIf you live near MD/DC/VA and are interested in taking a small group workshop, please see my Spring Schedule for small-group sessions. Most of my classes this term are for adults, and I do have one songwriting class for kids.

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