Bull, Schuyler M. 1974-

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BULL, Schuyler M. 1974-

PERSONAL: Born November 13, 1974, in Stamford, CT; daughter of Sheppard M. Greene; stepdaughter of Sherman M. and Peggy Ann (Risom) Bull; married William D. Minckler, October 5, 2002. Education: Trinity College (Hartford, CT), B.A., 1997; Boston College, J.D., 2002. Hobbies and other interests: Horseback riding, running with her dogs, needlepoint, gardening.

ADDRESSES: Home—Norwalk, CT. Office—1055 Washington Blvd., 10th Floor, Stamford, CT 06902. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Soundprints (publisher), Norwalk, CT, editorial assistant, 1996-97; Grosset & Dunlap (publisher), New York, NY, editorial assistant, 1997-98; Office of Paul Hastings (law practice), Stamford, CT, associate attorney, 2001—.

MEMBER: American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, American Horse Show Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Parents' Choice Award for Through Tsavo: A Story of an East African Savanna.

WRITINGS:

Through Tsavo: A Story of an East African Savanna, illustrated by Paul Kratter, Soundprints (Norwalk, CT), 1998.

(Adaptor) The Nutcracker, illustrated by Jerry Smath, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1999.

Along the Luangwa: A Story of an African Floodplain, illustrated by Alan Male, Soundprints (Norwalk, CT), 1999.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A novel about three women, a mother and two daughters; research for a book about a family in the midwest.

SIDELIGHTS: Schuyler M. Bull told CA: "According to my mother, I have always been a writer. I have been creating stories and characters in my head for as long as I can remember and have journals covering my life since I was ten years old.

"For me, writing has always been like laughing, singing, or going for a walk—just something I do to enjoy myself. I never wrote for an audience—I wrote because characters in my head demanded to be put on paper.

"My published writings grew out of an internship I did in college. I was working as an editorial assistant at a small publishing house in Connecticut when a writer broke a contract to do a book. The publisher was going crazy trying to fill the slot, and I asked if I could submit some work for consideration. The rest is, as they say, history. Through Tsavo: A Story of an East African Savanna led to Along the Luangwa: A Story of an African Floodplain, and hopefully, one day, will lead to more books.

"Regardless of whether these other books get published, I know I will always write. There are too many stories waiting to be told."