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… And a little bit about Fran
Born: Philadelphia, Penn.
Grew up: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Western Pennsylvania, Lowell and Lexington, Mass.
College: University of California at Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, BA in English
Other academic honors: National Merit Scholar, high school valedictorian
Other writing: Selected as a participant in fiction, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 1991
Memberships: American Friends of the Heschel Center for Sustainability (board member), Science Writers in New York, Prospect Park Track Club, Park Slope Food Coop (agenda committee)
Other interests: (is there time?) … running; studying foreign languages (especially Russian, French, Hebrew); community service/environment (I organize an annual clean-up in our local park); being a mom and active in my son’s school; being a fan of pretty much every New York sports team except the Yankees; volunteering in political campaigns; needlepoint and other crafts; reading (of course! – mainly fiction and politics)