Week Ten Guest (Fall 08)

By LC Coleman

 

By LC Coleman

 

Kate Torgovonick

 

Kate Torgovonick is a freelance
journalist and first-time author. After spending much of her childhood in

Durham

,

NC

she moved to

New York City

to attend

Barnard

College

at

Columbia

University

.
There she was editor-in-chief of the Barnard
Bulletin
. Since graduation, she has had a litany of jobs ranging from
writer of spam emails to associate editor at Jane magazine. In 2006, she left
Jane magazine to research her book, Cheer!
which chronicles the journey of three squads through the world of completive
cheerleading. Currently, she is the editor-at-large Dame magazine where she writes cover and feature articles about
entertainment and pop culture.

 

http://www.cheerthebook.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-torgovnick

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88179781

 

Theo Gangi

 

Theo Gangi was born and raised on

Manhattan

’s

Upper West Side

.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from

Goucher

College

and his Master’s degree from

Columbia

University

’s MFA Writing Program. Growing
up, Gangi's father worked for prison reform and through the eyes of his father,
he became aware at an early age of discrepancies in different people’s quality
of life. "As a kid growing up in

Manhattan

during the 70's and 80's, I only really know the urban environment," says
Gangi. "The culture I saw was that of the urban-savvy people. It was a far
different

Manhattan

from what you have today."

 

While in college he became the
mentee of best-selling author Madison Smartt Bell.

Bell

was the one who encouraged Gangi get a
Master of Fine Arts degree. Gangi took his advice. He returned to the city of
his birth, attended

Columbia

University

and earned his
MFA. His writing has appeared in The

Greensboro

Review, The Columbia Spectator and The

Kratz

Center

Sampler. His articles and reviews have appeared in The San Francisco
Chronicle
, Mystery Scene Magazine, Crimespree Magazine, 3AM
Magazine
and Crucial Minutiae.com, where he has a weekly column. He
recently wrote a book entitled Bang Bang.
Mr. Gangi currently teaches writing at

John

Jay

College

, CUNY.

 

http://www.thrillerwriters.org/debut_authors/who-we-are-1/

http://www.greensbororeview.org/spring-2005/contributors.html

 

Mary Choteborsky

 

Mary Choteborsky graduated from

Barnard

College

in 2003. She currently works at
Random House's Crown Publishing imprint. Coteborsky was
recently promoted to the newly created position of associate publishing
manager/associate editor at Crown. Choteborsky, who recently acquired Chasing
the American Dream
by reporter Michael Barone and a book on David Beckham
by SI writer Grant Wahl, will continue to acquire nonfiction titles.

The Crown Publishing Group is a
subsidary of Random House Publishing, the world's largest publishing
house. The group was founded 1933 and today it is well
known for the broad scope of its publishing program which prints
original fiction and non-fiction works. Crown publishing claims a
"savvy selection of authors and books and [equally] aggressive
efforts to market them."

 http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6599908.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Publishing_Group

http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_cla_3and8_2003home&JServSessionIdr001=du5p4z4da2.app1a

 

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