Jacqueline K. Ogburn Reviews

Writer Jacqueline K. Ogburn lately obtained her 15-minutes of fame once Daniel Pinkwater read the text of the most recent publication, '' The Bake Shop Ghost, about the Weekend Edition - Saturday application on National Public Radio. "Delicious" explained Daniel Pinkwater. "It's a yummy book."

Due to the broadcast, Ms. Ogburn was contacted by composer Jonathan Schwabe relating to turning the story into a musical. Both collaborated on the project and the play premiered in June 2007 at the Maud Powell Music Festival.

The book was also made in a different short film by Lorette Bayle and is being shown in film festivals both nationally and internationally. The Bake Shop Ghost film stars Kathryn Joosten as the ghost of Cora Lee Merriweather along with Mary Anne Jeanne Baptiste as Ann Washington. It premiered at the Seattle Film Festival.

A North Carolina native, Ms. Ogburn received a bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. For ten years, she worked in New York book publishing, chiefly as a children's book editor. She is the author of eight film books. Her previous book, The Magic Nesting Doll, received a starred review from "Publishers' Weekly" and was translated into Greek and Korean.

In addition to her writing, Ms. Ogburn worked as a speech writer and public affairs specialist for the NC Department of Cultural Resources and has been president of a small non-profit media. She has also taught writing at many places, such as the Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently works for the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University from the Communications Office.

The Bake Shop Ghost combines her enthusiasm for stories and dessert. Her family's favourite recipe for birthday cake is the one contained in the book. Ms. Ogburn, her husband and 2 daughters Reside in North Carolina, in an 85-year-old bungalow with a lot of b

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