FONTES, Montserrat. Also writes as Jessie Lattimore. American, b. 1940. Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history, Humanities. Career: Markham Junior High School, Los Angeles, CA, teacher of English, 1968-72; University High School, Los Angeles, teacher of English and journalism, 1973-; John Marshall High School, literature and journalism; writer. Leader of workshops at city, state, and national conventions on journalism, 1978-; consultant for American literature and journalism textbooks. Publications: (as Jessie Lattimore with N. Dresser) High Contrast, 1988; First Confession (novel), 1991; Dreams of the Centaur, 1996.