About Anna Olswanger

Anna Olswanger grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and has made "the home of the Blues" the backdrop to many of her children's stories. Her "Big Mistreatin' Bittersweet'n Blues," set in the old Jewish neighborhood of Memphis in 1917, and its sequel, "Berl's Blues," appeared in Cricket magazine. A second sequel, "Chicken Bone Man," won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest and appeared in the premiere issue of Lonzie's Fried Chicken: A Journal of Accessible Southern Fiction and Poetry.

Her fiction and nonfiction, including interviews with editors and children's book writers, have appeared in many periodicals.

Anna has worked as a freelance editor and writing consultant, publications director for a synagogue, and ESL instructor at the University of Memphis. She now works as a children's book agent.

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