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Kate Messner


USA flag (b.1970)

Kate Messner grew up in Medina, a small town in Western New York. She graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communication with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a television news producer and reporter in Syracuse, NY and then Burlington, VT, before going back to school to get a teaching degree.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 

Non fiction
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