MICHAEL RUSCOE is an author, educator and journalist who began writing professionally as a reporter for the Bridgeport Post in 1985. A former editor for Weekly Reader, the news magazine for schoolchildren, he’s the author of numerous educational texts on reading and writing, as well as Baseball: A Treasury of Art and Literature, which is part of the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Library in Cooperstown, New York. He's written three novels (including the forthcoming You'll Do Anything, the first book in the Stray Cat Files series) and the middle-grade novella, The Christmas Spies. Ruscoe has taught creative writing and composition at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Quinnipiac University, and Southern Connecticut State University. As co-founder of Pop Hero Media, a literary content and writing instruction company, Ruscoe works as a writing coach with individuals who wish to tell their own stories. He also teaches memoir-writing classes at local senior citizen facilities. Ruscoe lives in Middlefield, Connecticut, close to his beloved Hartford Yard Goats, where he supports two children and a goldfish.

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