Amateau, Gigi 1964-

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Amateau, Gigi 1964-


Born October 20, 1964, in Ripley, MS; married John W. Sanderson, Jr. (an information technologist); children: Judith Ellen Amateau. Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., 1988. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Horses, gardening, yoga, birding.


Office—2711 Buford Rd., Ste. 351, Bon Air, VA 23235. Agent—Leigh Feldman, Darhansoff, Verrill & Feldman, 236 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001.


United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, Richmond, VA, director of community initiatives, assistant vice president for community resources, and grant administrator, 1995-2000; Senior-Navigator, Richmond, director of product development and project consultant, 2000—. Homeward, grant administrator, 2003-05; also affiliated with United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, 2003-05; City of Richmond, election officer.


Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


Editor's Pick selection, Voice of Youth Advocates, 2006, for Claiming Georgia Tate.


Claiming Georgia Tate, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2005.