Krishnaswami, Uma

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KRISHNASWAMI, Uma. Indian, b. 1956. Genres: Children's fiction, Mythology/Folklore. Career: LEAP Inc., Silver Spring, MD, rehabilitation counselor, 1981-86; Epilepsy Foundation of America, Landover, MD, employment specialist/program administrator, 1986-88; University of Maryland, College Park, project coordinator in Special Education Department, 1988-97; freelance writer, 1997-. Leader of workshops, teacher of Online writing courses for Writers on the Net, and codirector of local affiliate of National Writing Project. Writer-in-residence, Aztec Ruins National Monument. Publications: RETELLER: Stories of the Flood, 1994; The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha, 1996; Shower of Gold: Girls and Women in the Stories of India, 1999. NONFICTION: Yoga Class, 2000; Beyond the Field Trip: Teaching and Learning in Public Places (for teachers), 2002; Holi, 2003. PICTURE BOOKS: Hello Flower, 2002; Chachaji's Cup, 2003; Monsoon, 2003. NOVEL: Naming Maya, 2004. Contributor of poems and stories to children's and adult's magazines. Address: 765 County Rd. 3000, Aztec, NM 87410, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]