OTTO, Whitney. American, b. 1955. Genres: Novels. Career: Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, 1975-78; bookkeeper in San Francisco, CA, 1980-86; University of California, Irvine, instructor in creative writing and composition, 1987-89; Irvine Valley College, instructor in composition, 1990. Publications: How to Make an American Quilt, 1991; Now You See Her, 1994; The Passion Dream Book, 1997.