NAVARRA, Tova. American/Spanish/Italian, b. 1948. Genres: Plays/ Screenplays, How-to books, Inspirational/Motivational Literature, Medicine/ Health, Local history/Rural topics, Photography, Writing/Journalism, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Elementary schoolteacher, Jersey City, NJ, 1967-69; Village Times, Long Island, NY, correspondent, 1974-75; Seton Hall Prep, South Orange, NJ, teacher, 1975-78; Asbury Park Press, Neptune, NJ, entertainment and feature writer and press correspondent, 1978-85, feature writer, art critic, and family writer, 1985-92; Two River Times, feature writer and art columnist, 1993-94, lifestyle editor, 1999-2000. New Jersey Music and Arts, staff writer, illustrator, and photographer, 1978-81; Shore Affinity, founder and publisher, 1979-81; Associated University Presses, book editor, 1981-82; Jersey Shore Medical Center, copywriter and photographer, 1985; Copley News Service, feature writer and columnist, 1988-93. Registered nurse; Witmer House, psychiatric charge nurse, 1985; Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Red Bank, NJ, supervisor of grant research, 1993-94. Photographer; lecturer at writing conferences; guest on television and radio programs. Publications: Drugs and Man, 1973; The New Jersey Shore, 1985; Jim Gary: His Life and Art, 1987; Through the Kunai Grass with Dad (staged reading), 1988; Don't Cry, Pandora (staged reading), 1989; Your Body, 1990; (with M.A. Lipkowitz and J.G. Navarra) Therapeutic Communication, 1990; Playing It Smart: What to Do When You're on Your Own, 1989, as On My Own: Helping Kids Help Themselves, 1994; (with Lipkowitz) Allergies A-Z, 1994; An Insider's Guide to Home Health Care, 1995; (with Lipkowitz and Navarra) Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements, 1996; Wisdom for Caregivers, 1995; Toward Painless Writing: A Guide for Health Professionals, 1998; The American Century Series: Staten Island, 1998; Seton Hall University, 1999. IMAGES OF AMERICA series: Howell and Farmingdale, 1996; Levittown, 1997, vol. II, 1999; Staten Island, 1997, vol. II, 1999. Contributor of photographs to books. Contributor of articles and photographs to magazines and newspapers. Address: c/o Faith H. Hamlin, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 55 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.