KURTZ, Jane. American, b. 1952. Genres: Novels, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Carbondale New School, Carbondale, IL, teacher/director, 1975-81; Trinidad Catholic High School, Trinidad, CO, teacher, 1984-89; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, senior lecturer, 1995-2002. Publications: FICTION: I'm Calling Molly, 1990; Fire on the Mountain, 1994; Pulling the Lion's Tail, 1995; Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun, 1996; (with C. Kurtz) Only a Pigeon, 1997; Trouble, 1997; The Storyteller's Beads, 1998; Faraway Home, 1999; I'm Sorry, Almira Ann, 1999; River Friendly, River Wild, 2000; Jakarta Missing, 2001. PICTURE BOOKS: Water Hole Waiting, 2001; Rain Romp, 2002. NONFICTION: Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa, 1991; The American Southwest Resource Book: The People, 1996; Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers, 1999; 35 Best Books for Teaching U.S. Regions, 2002. Contributor to journals. Address: 505 S Weaver Ave, Hesston, KS 67062, U.S.A.