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Mazer, Norma Fox

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931. This prolific young adult author from Glen Falls, New York, began her career writing pulp fiction, 5,000 words each week for eight years. Both she and her novelist husband, Harry Mazer, did this to support their four children. “We learned so much during those years. How to […]


Zindel, Paul

Born on May 15, 1937, Paul Zindel is thought of today as one of the founders of the young adult literary genre. Born and raised on Staten Island, New York, he graduated from Wagner College and taught high school chemistry on the Island. When his play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, won […]


Daly, Maureen

Born in Ireland on March 15, 1921, Maureen Daly’s family soon moved to Wisconsin because it reminded her father of the Emerald Isle. She married William P. McGivern, a mystery writer, in 1946, and the two of them traveled the world until he died of cancer in 1982. They had two children. Ms. Daly is […]