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Kathy Ebel, a first-generation American, was born in Manhattan. Her 2013 debut novel, Claudia Silver to the Rescue (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was included in a wide range of “Must Read” lists, including the LA Times, People, and Real Simple, which called it “thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly thought-provoking…[addressing] issues of race, ethnicity, forgiveness, triumph, and relationships—with siblings, friends, mothers, daughters, and men—in a tender, humorous tone.” Kathy’s essays and poetry have appeared in SELF, Interview, Might, and the LA Sunday Times magazines, among others. Her television credits include Cold Case and Law&Order: SVU. Her blog, Fatherland, There’s No Place Like Home, or How and Why a Nice Jewish Girl Asked Germany to Take Her Back, chronicles her quest to have her German citizenship restored. Her latest television drama pilot, Mothers of Invention, is currently in development with executive producer/director Marcos Siega and Warner Horizon Television. Kathy studied literature and creative writing at Barnard College. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.