"And the library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on. All these people who had changed the world in different ways"
--Christine Quinn, candidate for mayor of NYC (NYT 5/15/13)
This was a lovely reminder of why I enjoy working on books of history and biography. This weekend the Biographers International Conference comes to NYC. If you're interested in writing biography, this is a wonderful group to belong to.