Stephanie S. Tolan


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Stephanie S. Tolan's earliest memories involve books. Those that were read to her and those she read to herself, often late at night with a flashlight under the covers. She always thought there was a special magic in the little black marks on paper that could turn into whole worlds and real people. Born in Ohio and raised in Wisconsin, she wrote her first story in the fourth grade. It was thrilling to discover she could make the magic herself, and she decided then and there to be a writer.

Other ambitions came and went, but writing stayed on, and she majored in creative writing at Purdue University, then went on to a Master's Degree in English. Marriage and the sudden addition to her life of three young stepsons, and then a son, forced
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“Education is an adventurous quest for the meaning of life, involving an ability to think things through. --Z. Applewhite.”
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“How do we know imagination isn't just a different way of knowing something? A message from outside.”
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“It's lonely at midnight in the nuthouse.”
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