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Kathryn Morton

At 23, in 1968, I became book columnist for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper and wrote it for 15 years, in addition to doing assorted features and 6 months of daily editorials. Later I reviewed also for the Washington Post and New York Times Sunday Book Review, which also ran an essay of mine on their cover. My articles appeared in Mademoiselle, Publishers' Weekly, The Writer, and have been quoted in Scientific American. Five times I won the Irene Leache Literary Prize for non-fiction. Other personal essays appeared in books about caring for an aging parent and about women's car trip adventures. My book Judaic Artisans Today was published by Flower Valley Press in 2001. In the 1990s I taught for the ODU Writing Center. Since 1988 I've taught Hebrew or Judaic studies for several local synagogues. A poem of mine has appeared in the magazine "Light: A Journal of Light Verse."