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I've been writing professionally since the day my daugher was born in 1957, selling my first article after I got out of the hospital. Now with over 100 books published, including "first readers," middle grade and young adult books, encyclopedias, teacher manuals, and portions of textbooks I still find my life enriched by writing nonfiction work focusing on social and environmental issues, culture,

Background Information

Writing experiences: public relations, advertising, political campaign and speech writing, editing, instructor adult creative writing classes.
Married to Arthur L. Gay, retired educator; three grown children, two grandchildren.
Biographical and credit listings: World's Who's Who of Authors; Contemporary Authors; About the Author; Books in Print.
Member: Authors Guild; Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators


My biographical sketch and photo are included in the Eighth Book of Junior Authors and Illustators published in 2000 by H.W. Wilson.
Acid Rain, my first book on an environmental issue, was selected as an "Outstanding Book" by the National Council for Social Studies and National Science Teachers' Association in 1983; Silent Killers received the same award in 1988. Global Garbage: International Trade in Toxic Waste was chosen as a Notable Book for Young People in 1993. The Right to Die: Public Controversy, Private Matter was listed in 1994 Books of the Year by the Child Study Group. Other books were selected Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library.

In recent years, Kathlyn has collaborated (primarily by e-mail) with family members across the country, sons Martin and Douglas Gay and daughter Karen Hamilton. Married to Arthur L. Gay, a retired educator, Kathlyn and her husband have lived in Illinois, California, Indiana, and now Florida. Family members include two grandchildren, Nissa Beth Gay in California and Dakota Sandoval-Gay in Washington state.

Additional Information

My most recent works are: Eating Disorders--Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Body Marks: Tattooing, Piercing, and Scarification Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Leaving Cuba: From Pedro Pan to Elian;

Silent Death: The Threat of Biological and Chemical Terrorism.

Forthcoming in 2001 and 200

The Encyclopedia of Women's Health Issues; Eating Disorders (Diseases and People Series); Epilepsy (It Happened to Me Series); Body Marks: Tattooing, Piercing, and Branding; Down on the Farm or Factory? Who's Producing Our Food?

Contact Information

11633 Bayonet Lane 
New Port Richey FL 34654  
Contact Author: Kathlyn Gay

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