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I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn and many of my novels take place here. My favorite thing to do in the nice weather is to troll the stoops sales that dot the 'hood. I was educated at Vassar College and Columbia University, where I studied art history. But I started writing fiction in my 20's and never looked back. I am the author of six novels, 23 books for children and am the editor of two essay collections. I'm also the fiction editor of Lilith Magazine . Please visit my website, http://www.yonazeldismcdonough.com or find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yzmcdonough; I love to connect with readers everywhere.


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Yona Zeldis McDonough I always have more than one project going at a time, so if one isn't going well, I work on something else. The confidence I get from working is…moreI always have more than one project going at a time, so if one isn't going well, I work on something else. The confidence I get from working is something I can redirect to the stalled project. (less)
Yona Zeldis McDonough Read, read and read some more. Commit to writing, even a page a day. Take a class--great to keep you accountable. And keep a journal.
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