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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Freinkel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Evanston, Illinois

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Susan was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She now resides in San Francisco, California.

Biographical and Professional Information

A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Freinkel began her career as a reporter at the Wichita Eagle-Beacon in Wichita, Kansas. She soon became one of the paper’s lead project writers, working on series that explored such diverse issues as: AIDS in the heartland, the precarious state of rural hospitals, the brain drain from Kansas, the changing nature of families.


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