TURK, Ruth. American, b. 1917. Genres: Novels, Young adult fiction, Adult non-fiction, Children's non-fiction, Biography. Career: Writer, lecturer. English teacher and guidance counselor in the New York school system for many years. Publications: You're Getting Older, So What? (adult nonfiction), 1976; More Than Friends (novel), 1980; Hillary for President (for children), 1989; They Reached for the Stars!, 1992; "15" Is the Pits (young adult novel), 1993; The Second Flowering (adult nonfiction), 1993; Lillian Hell- man: Rebel Playwright (young adult biography), 1995; Noises in the Night, 1996; Edith Wharton: Beyond the Age of Innocence, 1996; Ray Charles: Genius of Soul (young adult biography), 1996; Rosalynn Carter: Steel Magnolia, 1996. Contributor of poetry, stories, and articles to national publications. Address: 2 Duck Pond Rd Apt 127, Beverly, MA 01915-7107, U.S.A.