Heusler, Marianna C. 1948-

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HEUSLER, Marianna C. 1948-

PERSONAL:

Born June 24, 1948, in Holyoke, MA; daughter of Maurice and Maria (a homemaker; maiden name, Ripa) Ramondetta; married Joel Heusler (a stockbroker), July 27, 1974; children: Maximilian. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1970. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Running, kick boxing.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Treble Heart Books, 1284 Overlook Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-5512. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

St. Brigid School, New York, NY, teacher, 1992-2003. Volunteer with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Sloan Kettering Hospital, and Fortune Society.

MEMBER:

Mystery Writers of America (board member), Sisters in Crime, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, Mystery Writers of America, 2004, for The Night the Penningtons Vanished.

WRITINGS:

MYSTERY FICTION

Buried in the Townhouse, Pendulum Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

The Night the Penningtons Vanished (young-adult novel), Larcom Press (Prides Crossing, MA), 2002.

The Day the Fortune Teller Died (young-adult novel), Larcom Press (Prides Crossing, MA), 2003.

Angels from the Alphabet (young-adult novel), Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ), 2003.

Author of more than thirty short stories.

SIDELIGHTS:

Marianna C. Heusler told CA: "I love to write and try to write every day. I am particularly interested in writing for kids. I'd like to think that my books not only entertain them, but inspire and motivate them as well."