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Ann Cefola has been writing poetry since she was a young child growing up in Scarsdale. She moved through the Scarsdale school system and went on to receive an MFA in poetry writing from Sarah Lawrence before becoming well-versed in French by working with several French companies after gradu…

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Even the most happily married couples have rare occasions on which they don’t work well together. Miriam and Ronald Schulman are no exception: “When I’m driving we don’t do well, because you’re telling me what to do the whole time,” Miriam joked. Ronald agreed. “Not my finest moment,” he said.

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Like many authors, Lisa Tognola couldn’t help but see a reflection of herself in the characters of her first book. Tognola’s debut novel “As Long As It’s Perfect,” to be released Oct. 15, follows a stay-at-home mom — like the author — as she takes on the role of assistant contractor in nearb…

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Every house has ghosts as long as every family has secrets. This is something Westchester native and author Diana Altman knows well. Her newest novel, “We Never Told,” examines her family’s own truths in a painfully honest way that shows Altman’s ability to craft artful stories in the sweet …

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When Linda Fairstein started her writing career, she was still head of the sex crimes unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, a position she held from 1976 to 2002. Despite the long hours, Fairstein wrote dutifully in the early mornings before work. “I didn’t have time for writer’s…

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Last month, prizewinning author Jacob Appel received a letter from Nancy Krim — his 12th-grade English teacher at Scarsdale High School — and a copy of one of his old creative writing assignments.

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Of their many early influences, friends and authors Sheela Chari, Veera Hiranandani and Sayantani DasGupta cited Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” as one of their favorite childhood reads. Other titles that topped the list included western classics like “Nancy Drew” and “Little Women.”

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Jamie Bernstein best remembers her father’s scratchy, brown bathrobe, nicotine-stained fingers and relentless humor.