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Mark Pendergrast

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Mark Pendergrast was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the fourth of seven children in a family that valued civil rights, the environment, sailing, reading, and games of chase and charades. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Harvard, taught high school and elementary school, then went back to Simmons College for a masters in library science and worked as an academic librarian—all the while writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he began writing books full time, which allows him to follow his rather eclectic interests.

Pendergrast’s books have been published in 15 languages. For God, Country & Coca-Cola was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times, and Discover Magazine chose Mirror Mir
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Mark Pendergrast I generally don't have writer's block. Once I have thoroughly researched a topic, I am ready, eager to write about it. But if I get stuck or…moreI generally don't have writer's block. Once I have thoroughly researched a topic, I am ready, eager to write about it. But if I get stuck or exhausted, I go for a walk in the woods. I take a break. I drink some tea, talk to friends, play a game, play my guitar and sing....(less)
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