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"I was born in 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri. When I was two
my family and I moved to Kansas. As a teenager, I lived in Nashville,
Tennessee, spending most of my summers at my grandmother's farm
in Arkansas. Growing up, I wanted to be a musician. I was not a
good writer and I never dreamed I'd become an award-winning author.