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Kathy Briccetti's Biography

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Jan 2008

Kathy Briccetti's essays and book reviews have been published in literary magazines, newspapers and anthologies. Her first memoir, BLOOD STRANGERS, the story of searching for her place in her family's three generations of adoption and absent fathers, was published in May 2010.  Excerpts were previously published in The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Dos Passos Review, flashquake.org, Unbound press, HERSTORY (Adams Media), THE ESSENTIAL HIP MAMA (Seal Press), and THE MATERNAL IS POLITICAL (Seal Press). An excerpt was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2007.

Kathy is currently working on a second memoir, A BUSWOMAN'S HOLIDAY, about working as a school psychologist with children on the autism spectrum while raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome. The manuscript was a Finalist in the New Rivers Press MVP competition of 2009. An excerpt was published in Teacher Magazine, another appears in the anthology, MY BABY RIDES THE SHORT BUS, and another appears in the literary magazine, Sojourn, 2009.

She is also writing a novel based on an event that occurred in South Dakota in 1968. She attended the Vermont Studio Center in July, 2009.

Upcoming Works

"Warrant" a riff on the word "warrant" in ONE WORD:CONTEMPORARY WRITERS ON THE WORDS THEY LOVE OR LOATHE (Sarabande 2010).

"The Power of One" an essay in ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL:DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM (Kaplan 2010).

"Getting Another Chance" an essay in THE TEACHABLE MOMENT:SEIZING THE INSTANTS WHEN CHILDREN LEARN (Kaplan 2010).

"A Buswoman's Holiday" an excerpt from a memoir manuscript in Sojourn's 22nd issue

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