Author Biography: Dr. Sheila Schwartz, professor emeritus from SUNY, has published fifteen books, including the mainstream novels The Solid Gold Circle and Sorority, and the young adult novels Growing Up Guilty and Like Mother, Like Me, which was made into a film with Linda Lavin and Kristy McNichol. Her writing and teaching encompass a variety of categories, including novels, short stories, nonfiction, and children's books. She has published over a hundred articles and book reviews, which have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and Psychology Today, among other publications. She wrote and produced an award winning documentary film in France, The Children of Izieu. She has taught writing and literature at every age level, received the New York State/UUP Medal for Overall Excellence, two New York State English Council Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Writing, is a member of PEN, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Ireland.