CHASE, Alyssa. American, b. 1965. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Dial Books for Young Readers, NYC, assistant editor, 1989-90; Holiday House, NYC, associate editor, 1990-92; freelance copy writer, proofreader, copy editor, and researcher, 1990-; Buffalo Spree (magazine), Buffalo, NY, associate editor, 1992-95; Riverfront Times (newspaper) and St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis, MO, copy editor/writer, 1995-. Arts in Education Institute of Western New York, Cheektowaga, teaching artist, docent coordinator, and tour guide, 1995. Publications: Jomo and Mata, 1993; Tessa on Her Own, 1994. Address: 306 N Ridgeview Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46219, U.S.A.