GESSNER, Lynne. Also writes as Merle Clark. American, b. 1919. Genres: Children's fiction, Novellas/Short stories. Career: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Reading Training Program, contributor. Publications: Trading Post Girl, 1968; Lightning Slinger, 1968; (as Merle Clark) Ramrod, 1969; Bonnie's Guatemala, 1970; Navajo Slave, 1976; Yamadan, 1976; Malcolm Yucca Seed, 1977, 1993; To See a Witch, 1978; Danny, 1978; Edge of Darkness, 1979; Brother to the Navajo, 1979. Author of articles, essays, short stories. Address: 6507 East Holly St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, U.S.A.