Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach. A Good Hard Look was published in July 2011, and was an Indie Next Pick, an Okra Pick and spent several weeks on the Southern independent bestseller list. Her nonfiction has been published in Poets & Writers and The Millions. She received her MFA from New York University, and lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
Deborah Copaken Kogan is the author of Shutterbabe, the bestselling memoir of her years as war photographer; the novel Between Here and April, an Elle Reader’s Prize finalist; and Hell is Other Parents, a book of humorous essays. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Paris Match, Newsweek, Time, Elle, Géo, L’Express, and PHOTO, and on ABC News, Dateline NBC, and CNN. She lives in New York with her husband and three children. This is her second appearance at Pen Parentis.
Tara Altebrando is the author of several novels for adults (writing under her maiden name McCarthy) and teenagers, including, most recently, Dreamland Social Club (Dutton Books), named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Books for Teens of 2011. A graduate of Harvard University who has also worked as a music journalist and copywriter, Tara lives in Astoria, Queens, with her husband and two daughters—four-year-old Ellie and one-year-old Violet.
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