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Author Terry Ryan passes away.

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Terry Ryan, author of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 16th at her home in San Francisco after a battle with cancer. Ryan's mother daughter memoir tells the story of a woman who, "raised ten kids on twenty-five words or less." The memoir was made into a movie staring Julianne Moore and recently reviewed by LM's Caroline Grant in Mama At The Movies. Read a local story about Terry Ryan at,

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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