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Born in Baltimore, Maryland

in 1945, Gerald Hausman grew

up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated

from college in New Mexico and

continued to live there for two

decades. During that time, he

had a summer residence on the

island of Jamaica where he and

his wife, Loretta, founded a

school for creative writing. Mr.

Hausman lived in Bokeelia,

Florida from 1994 until 20016, He now resides in New Mexico.

In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animalmythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors.

Gerald Hausman is a frequent storyteller at university writers' programs and at young authors' conferences. He's also performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners. Here are some remarks that some listeners have said about Mr. Hausman's live storytelling.....

"Gerald Hausman displays a deeper understanding of the natural world than most writers of our generation."
-Joseph Bruchac, Native American Storyteller

"He awakens, not only the poet's skill and sensitivity, but also our own nature, power and inherent divinity..."
-Dr. Michael W. Fox, Vice President 
The Humane Society of the
United States

"Your students are indeed fortunate to have someone in their midst who can communicate enthusiasm for learning - the greatest lesson a school could ever teach."
-Fred Rogers/Mr.
Rogers' Neighborhood

Mr. Hausman's books have also been warmly received and have been on such prestigious lists as the Bank Street College of Education Best Books, the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, the CBC's National Council for Social Studies Best Books, the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, School Library Journal's Sleepers list, the American Bookseller's Pick of the List. Another title, Time Swimmer, has been described as *an interesting look at Caribbean culture with a nice message about the power of words and storytelling* by The Bookbag. The Image Taker was the 2010 MIPA Award Winner for Best Book of the Year in the Culture category as well as a finalist for USA Books News' 2010 Best Book of the Year in the Multicultural Nonfiction category. Furthermore, Three Little Birds is now being considered for animation and a video game. An app e-book he produced for Apple which will be released soon on iPhone.

The American Storybag, a digital first Amazon Kindle that was listed in the top ten Kindle choices in the Children's Books, and Animals and Caribbean categories on October 26, 2010, can be read on any Kindle, Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device and more. A collection of stories about American life, one of which was posted on Google News, the book features brief *sudden stories* as well as longer stories about ghosts, demons, fearsome predators, wise old men, and the voices of fading American folk heroes. Read more about The American Storybag and learn more about Gerald Hausman in this Stay Thirsty Media interview and video clip.