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Reed, Kit (1932–)

Reed, Kit (1932–)

American science-fiction and short-story writer. Name variations: named legally changed to Kit; (pseudonym) Shelley Hyde. Born Lillian Craig, 1932, in San Diego, CA; dau. of John Rich (lt. commander in US Navy) and Lillian (Hyde) Craig; College of Notre Dame of Maryland, BA, 1954; m. Joseph Wayne Reed Jr. (professor), 1955; children: 3.

Worked as reporter and book reviewer for newspapers in Florida and Connecticut; novels include Mother Isn't Dead She's Only Sleeping (1961), Armed Camps (1969), Fat (1974), Magic Time (1980), Fort Privilege (1985), Catholic Girls (1987), Little Sister of the Apocalypse (1994), and @expectations [sic] (2000); short-story collections include Mister da V. and Other Stories (1967), The Killer Mice (1976), The Revenge of the Senior Citizens (1986), Thief of Lives (1992), and Seven for the Apocalypse (1999); nonfiction includes Story First: The Writer as Insider (1982), Revision: Elements of Fiction Writing (1989), and Mastering Fiction Writing (1991). Received New England Newspaperwoman of the Year award (1958, 1959).

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