PATTY DANN
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Along with MERMAIDS, and its sequel, STARFISH, Dann has published another novel, SWEET & CRAZY and two memoirs, THE BABY BOAT and THE GOLDFISH WENT ON VACATION. Her books have been translated into Japanese, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.

Dann's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, More, Poets & Writers, Forbes Woman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Oregon Quarterly, The Writer's Handbook, Dirt: An Anthology About Keeping House and This I Believe: On Motherhood.

Dann was cited by New York Magazine. as one of the "Great Teachers of NYC." She has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Oregon. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the West Side YMCA.

Dann is married to journalist, Michael Hill and has one son and two stepsons.