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About A. L. Kaplan
A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started as a child and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, her stories and poems have been included in several anthologies and magazines. Her most recent publications are her debut novel, Star Touched, and Wolf Dawn, a short story. She is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s President and holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, this proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog.
Read A. L.’s short works and poems at alkaplan.wordpress.com.
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