Donna Woolfolk Cross graduated cum laude, Phi Beta
Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in
English. She moved to London, England, after graduation, and
worked as an editorial assistant for a small publishing house on
Fleet Street, W.H. Allen and Company. Upon her return to the
United States, Cross worked at Young and Rubicam, a Madison Avenue
advertising firm, before going on to graduate school at UCLA where
she earned a master's degree in Literature and Writing.
She is the author of two books on language, Word
Abuse: How the Words We Use Use Us and Mediaspeak: How Television
Makes Up Your Mind. She is the coauthor of Speaking of
Words and Daddy's Little Girl.
The product of seven years of research and writing, Pope Joan
is her first novel. She is now at work on a new novel set in
17th century France.
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