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About Me

Name:  Katherine Clay

Age:  20

Occupation:  Community College student, English major

Location:  Northern California

Aspiration:  To become a professional novelist and teach literature at the college level.

My Writing

     When I was five I wrote my first book, my own version of Peter Pan.  Okay so I didnít actually write it.  I drew the pictures and told my mom what to write and finished it up by stapling the pages together.  Anyway, that was when I told my mother I was going to be a writer when I grew up.  I havenít changed my mind since.  In elementary school I read a poem for a talent show even though I thought Iíd die of stage fright.  The summer before my freshman year of high school I attended the California State Summer School for the Arts on a full scholarship for creative writing and I graduated from a high school for the arts.  Iíve had a few poems published in anthologies.  Iíve written two young adult novels as well as one aimed at adults.  Although theyíre not published yet I have gotten some encouragement and intend to keep on trying.

My Wish

     If I could have one wish it would be to make people more tolerant and open-minded of others differences because I think that people miss out on a lot due to prejudice.  They stop seeing people as people and start seeing them as ideas or views.  I donít believe that this is helpful to any of the people involved and simplifies the complexity that makes up human beings.

In addition to this site, I also run the Yahoo Group Children of Disabled Parents

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