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Lynne F(erguson) Chapman (1963-) Biography

Personal, Career, Member, Writings, Sidelights

Born 1963, in Los Angeles, CA; Education: DePauw University, B.A., 1985. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, watching films, cooking, playing games, drawing and graphic design, travel.


Mayfield Publishing, Mountain View, CA, editorial assistant, 1985-87; Windsor Publications, Northridge, CA, photography editor, 1987-88; Dushkin Publishing, Guilford, CT, annual editions editor, 1988-89; freelance editor and writer, 1989—.


National Childbirth Trust.


Sylvia Plath, photographs by Benno Friedman, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1994.

Leo Tolstoy, Creative Editons (Mankato, MN), 1997.

Egyptian Pyramids, Creative Education Company (Mankato, MN), 1999.

Medieval Castles, Creative Education Company (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Cathedrals, Creative Education Company (Mankato, MN), 2000.


Lynne F. Chapman once told SATA: "Because both of my parents taught English, it was probably inevitable that I, after a proper period of teenage rebelliousness, would want to have a lot to do with books. Publishing seemed an obvious career choice, so I spent several years after college moving from one small publishing company to another as my husband pursued his academic career at various universities. Then I decided to take up freelance editing, not coincidentally before the birth of my first child, and I have worked at home ever since. While living in Minnesota, I was asked to try writing for a small, upmarket publisher of beautiful educational books. I wrote my first book with equal parts nervousness and delight, and three more followed. Now we have settled overseas, in Cardiff, Wales, and as my children get older, I hope to have more time for writing—although those nerves just won't go away!"

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