Contributor biographical information for An ordinary woman : a dramatized biography of Nancy Kelsey / Cecelia Holland.

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Cecelia Holland has been writing since she was 12, and spends a good deal of every day writing. She chose to write historical fiction, because, being 12, she had precious few stories of her own, and history seemed to her then, as it still does, an endless fund of material.

She was encouraged to write by the poet William Meredith and the short story writer David Jackson._Her first novel was The Firedrake, and it was published by Atheneum in 1966._Since then, Cecelia has written a lot, read a lot, and raised three daughters. She lived in northern California, in the country. Once a week, she teaches creative writing at Pelican Baystate Prison in Crescent City, and, every day, she takes care of a small menagerie of little animals.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Kelsey, Nancy, -- 1823 or 4-1896 -- Fiction.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Women pioneers -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.