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Donna Woolfolk Cross

USA flag (b.1947)

Donna Woolfolk Cross received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She worked as an editorial assistant for the London, England, publishing company W.H. Allen and Company, then returned to the U.S. to work for the New York City advertising agency Young & Rubicam. She returned to college to earn a master's degree in Literature and Writing from UCLA in 1972, and the following year, by now married, she took a position with Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, teaching writing. She later became a full-time author, and has published four non-fiction books and one novel.
   Pope Joan (1996)
Non fiction
   Word Abuse (1979)
   Mediaspeak (1983)
   Daddy's Little Girl (1983) (with William Woolfolk)
   Speaking of Words (1986) (with James MacKillop)
Donna Woolfolk Cross recommends
The Last Queen (2006)
C W Gortner
"This moving tale of Juana la Loca (the Mad) vividly re-creates the passion, politics, and betrayals that drove a smart and spirited queen to the brink of insanity... or perhaps, as C. W. Gortner suggests, to the pretense of insanity --- a pretense that baffled Juana's enemies and led to triumph for her children and her country. THE LAST QUEEN is an absorbing account of one of history's most fascinating women, from her never-before-told point of view."

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