Di Domenico, Kelly 1977-

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Di Domenico, Kelly 1977-

PERSONAL:

Born September 28, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Education: Vanier College, degree, 1996; Concordia University, B.A., 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Montreal, Quebec, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Assistant librarian in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2003—.

MEMBER:

Writers' Union of Canada, Periodical Writers Association of Canada.

AWARDS, HONORS:

More than ten journalism awards from Parenting Publications of America, between 2001 and 2004.

WRITINGS:

Super Women in Science (juvenile), Second Story Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals.

SIDELIGHTS:

Kelly Di Domenico told CA: "If newborns could speak, I think the first thing out of my little pink newborn mouth, as I looked toward my mother with my still-squinting eyes, would have been, ‘Why was I born?’ Right from the start, mine was a question-plagued life (or I guess it was my mother's life that became question-plagued). The only way I could make sense of it all was by writing: writing about what ifs, what nows, why this and why that. It was, and still is, the only way for me to process every new discovery I make, every new piece of information I take in, and every new feeling I have. So, when I had the opportunity to write a book of biographies of female scientists and put myself into the lives of women from different eras and ask the questions they would have asked at those times, I jumped at it. Their lives, I learned, were equal quests for answers and understanding. Undoubtedly, I will continue to apply this inquisitive spirit to the art of writing and apply the art of writing to my inquisitive spirit."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, March 1, 2003, Carolyn Phelan, review of Super Women in Science, p. 1206.

Resource Links, February, 2003, Linda Irvine, review of Super Women in Science, p. 48.

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