Visit www.norabaskin.com to read up on our 2015 Middle School Author. Here is a short bio from her web site.
SO HERE IT GOES....
born: Brooklyn, NYC May 18th
My mother, Arlene Mayerson, died when I was three and a half (which is the story WHAT EVERY GIRL (EXCEPT ME) KNOWS)
My dad is Henry P. Raleigh an artist, painter (son of another Henry P. Raleigh, well known illustrator and artist..you can google either of them!)
I have two sons, Sam and Ben..one in grad school (Columbia Jschool) and the other a graduate of (JMU) both extremely handsome and smart!
I have had three-step mothers and there are five children from those four couplings..My older brother and I are the only two to share a biologic mother --so hence, every single one of my siblings is, or was, an only child..except for me! I am the only one of five who is a second born. Or rather is not a first-born...go figure that one out!
I have been a waitress, nursery school teacher, mother, homemaker, creative writing teacher and author. I am very lucky, despite all that may have seemed unlucky (out of my control) in my life...
And I am grateful every day..for every day. I mean that! ...