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Dew, Robb Forman

Born: October 26, 1946 Ohio connection: Birth Mount Vernon Robb Forman was born in 1946 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of Oliver Duane and Helen (Ransom) Forman. In 1968, she married Charles Burgess Dew, and they had two sons, Charles and John. Robb Forman Dew attended Louisiana State University. Her writing career was launched in 1981 …

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Dils, Tracey E.

Born: September 21, 1958 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Tracey E. Dils was born September 21, 1958 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Lawrence Albert (a physician) and Grace (a homemaker; maiden name, Shaffer) Dils. She was raised in Granville and earned her B.A. at College of Wooster in 1980.  As a teenager she won a national short story …

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Dodd, Elizabeth

Born: March 20, 1962 Ohio connection: Former Resident Athens Elizabeth Caroline Dodd was born in March 20, 1962 in Boulder, Colorado. She was raised in southeast Ohio having moved to Athens in 1968 when her father, Wayne Dodd accepted a teaching position at Ohio University. Dodd graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1983, with a double …

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Durrant, Lynda

Born: December 17, 1954 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Lynda was born to Oliver, an engineer, and Shirley (Peterson), a teacher, on December 17, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio.  She received her Bachelor’s degree (1979) and her Master’s degree (1982) from the University of Washington, Seattle.  She married business executive Wesley Lemmon in 1989 they have one son.  Durrant has …

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Edgell, Zee

Born: October 21, 1940 Ohio connection: Former Resident Kent Zee Edgell was born Zelma Inez Tucker in Belize City, British Honduras (now Belize) on October 21, 1940.  She is the oldest child of Clive Tucker, an import-export worker and Veronica Walker Tucker a homemaker and poet.  Edgell and her siblings were raised in during the country’s difficult economic times …

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Write in the Window of Appletree Books and Enter Appletree’s NaNoWriMo Writing Contest!

It’s November, which means people the world over are putting pen to paper and fixing fingers to keyboards, as they take up the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Every writer needs a place to write, a space that brings forth inspiration. What better place than a wonderfully …

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A CWRU’s Writers House Event: November 10, 2018

“Your Speculative Fiction: From Concept to Elevator Pitch” Free Workshop with Linda Robertson Saturday, November 10, 2018 Bellflower Hall 102, 11421 Bellflower Ave. | 1:00 to 3:30 Only 20 Participants/ Must Pre-register Send your 1 page fantasy/speculative fiction novel concept with your registration to writershouse@case.edu. Come and join the conversation with author Linda Robertson. She’ll be …

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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction 2019 Shortlist

The American Library Association has announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The awards were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for …

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