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Christine Kendall      

NAACP Image Award Nominee. Author of "The True Definition of Neva Beane"

Christine Kendall grew up in a family of artists, the fourth of six children, where everyone studied the piano along with one other instrument. She still feels sorry for the neighbors. They woke up one morning and found themselves living next door to a flute, two clarinets, a french horn, a cello, a set of drums, and always, always somebody on the piano. Kendall wasn't any good on the clarinet or the piano but she loved writing.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and her debut novel, Riding Chance, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award. Her second novel, The True Definition of Neva Beane, is out now from Scholastic. An active member of the literary community, Kendall serves as a juror for the New York City Book Awards. She currently lives in Philadelphia where, along with local writer Matt Jakubowski, she co-curates and hosts the award winning reading series Creative at the Cannery.

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