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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andromeda Romano-Lax  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1970 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Romano-Lax was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before writing fiction. She is co-editor of an anthology, ''Travelers’ Tales Alaska''. Her own work has appeared in travel anthologies and been published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers. The co-founder of the nonprofit statewide literary organization, ''49 Alaska Writing Center,'' Romano-Lax now teaches for the Center. She also teaches fiction in the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program, in Antioch University's Inspiration to Publication program, and as a freelance book coach. Currently, she divides her time between Alaska, Mexico and Asia.


Awards

Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Adventure kayaking.
ISBN: 0899972470. OCLC Number: 45636874

Wilderness Press,. .

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula :
ISBN: 0882405276. OCLC Number: 45830058

Alaska Northwest Books,. .

Behave
ISBN: 9781501904691. OCLC Number: 1026408475

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From the author of The Spanish Bow comes a lush, harrowing novel based on the real life story of Rosalie Rayner Watson, one of the most controversial scientists-and mothers-of the 20th century The mother begins to destroy the child the moment it's born, wrote the founder of behaviorist psychology, John B. Watson, whose 1928 parenting guide was revered as the child-rearing bible. For their dangerous and mawkish impulses to kiss and hug their child, most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder. Behave is the story of Rosalie Rayner, Watson's ambitious young wife and the mother of two of his children. In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College, Rayner was ready to make her mark on the world. Intelligent, beautiful, and unflappable, she won a coveted research position at Johns Hopkins assisting the charismatic celebrity psychologist John B. Watson. Together, Watson and Rayner conducted controversial experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs-and recast the sparkling young Rosalie Rayner, scientist and thinker, as Mrs. John Watson, wife and conflicted, maligned mother, just another woman behind a great man. With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a provocative fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose work influenced generations of Americans, and whose legacy has been lost in the shadow of her husband's. In turns moving and horrifying, Behave is a richly nuanced and disturbing novel about science, progress, love, marriage, motherhood, and what all those things cost a passionate, promising young woman.

Behave /
ISBN: 1616956534. OCLC Number: 910294067

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"In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College with her degree in psychology, Rosalie Rayner took a coveted position at the Johns Hopkins research lab to assist the charismatic John B. Watson, the man who pioneered behaviorist psychology. Together, John Watson and Rosalie Rayner conducted experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles of nurture over nature. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs. The Watsons' bestselling parenting book, Psychological Care of Infant and Child, which emphasized emotional detachment, affected the upbringings of generations of American children but Rosalie, now a mother herself, had to confront its tenets personally. With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose lab work is now widely repudiated but who in her time was at the cutting edge of parenting psychology. This novel is in turns moving and horrifying, a thought-provoking and page-turning read about the meaning of motherhood"--

Chugach National Forest :
ISBN: 9780930931858. OCLC Number: 74029226

Alaska Natural History Association,. .

Denali National Park and Preserve /
ISBN: 0930931734. OCLC Number: 62152842

Alaska Geographic Association,. .

How to rent a public cabin in southcentral Alaska :
ISBN: 0899972276. OCLC Number: 41049739

Wilderness Press,. .

Kenai Fjords National Park /
ISBN: 093093153X. OCLC Number: 55124620

Alaska Natural History Association,. .

Sea kayaking in Baja /
ISBN: 0899971571. OCLC Number: 28423542

Wilderness Press,. .

Searching for Steinbeck's sea of Cortez :
ISBN: 1570612552. OCLC Number: 49530059

Sasquatch Books,. .

With her husband and her two children, the author set out to explore Mexico's Sea of Cortez. She traces the coastline of the Baja peninsula, following in the wake of John Steinbeck's 1940 expedition described in his travelogue: The log from the Sea of Cortez.

The detour /
ISBN: 1616950498. OCLC Number: 726819433

Soho Press,. .

Dispatched by the Third Reich to collect a classical Roman marble statue and relinquish it to Gestapo custody, Ernst Vogler discovers that his escorts are pursuing nefarious side agendas and leaving him to fend for himself.

The Spanish bow
ISBN: 9781448183494. OCLC Number: 754229728

Harcourt ;. .

Chronicles the lifelong friendship and rivalry between Feliu Delargo, a Catalan cellist, and eccentric piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz, a relationship that is dramatically transformed by the arrival in their lives of Aviva, an Italian violinist with a haunted past.

The Spanish bow /
ISBN: 0156034093. OCLC Number: 213451564

Harcourt ;. .

Chronicles the lifelong friendship and rivalry between Feliu Delargo, a Catalan cellist, and eccentric piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz, a relationship that is dramatically transformed by the arrival in their lives of Aviva, an Italian violinist with a haunted past.

Walking southeast Alaska :
ISBN: 089997208X. OCLC Number: 36315814

Wilderness Press,. .