SZYMANSKI, Lois. American, b. 1957. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Author, journalist, teacher. Carroll County Times, Westminster, MD, correspondent, 1989-95; Lancaster Farming (newspaper), Lancaster, PA, correspondent, 1994-; The Carroll Sun, Westminster, MD, correspondent, 1995-. Freelance writer, 1990-. Instructor in continuing adult education at Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD. Carroll Co. Publications: Patches, 1993; A New Kind of Magic, 1994; Little Icicle, 1995; A Pony Promise, 1996; A Perfect Pony, 1996; Silver Lining, 1997; Sea Feather, 1998; On the Track, 1999; Hugs and Kisses, 2000. GETTYSBURG GHOST SERIES (with S. Sykes): The Ghost Comes Out, 2001; Ghost on Board, 2002; Night Mare, 2002; Ghost Hunter, 2003; Soldier in the Cellar, 2003. Address: 3377 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158, U.S.A.