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PENNS MANOR: Author visits elementary school

by EMILY BROWN, Gazette Student News Reporter on November 30, 2012 11:00 AM

KENWOOD -- Nov. 11-17 was National Young Readers' Week. Penns Manor Elementary School celebrated this by having an author, Linda Oatman-High, visit the students.

She gave three presentations and a writing workshop when she came to visit them on Nov. 16. The students and faculty were very excited to have her.

Linda Oatman-High is an author of many children's and teen books. Her books include "Tenth Avenue Cowboy," "Cool Bopper's Choppers," "The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg" and "Hound Heaven." She grew up in Lancaster County with her family and had lots of fun memories there.

In 1993, Oatman-High won a scholarship for Highlights Foundation Writers Workshops at Chautauqua. In 2010, she graduated from Vermont College with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Oatman-High has two sons, Zach and Justin. Zach is also a writer and has a poem published in the book "Dream Makers" by Boyds Mills Press. Oatman-High is also a to Conner, Justin's little boy. She now lives in Bowmansville with her husband and their two dogs.

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