|A Campbell Award nominee, Duane is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels of science-fiction and fantasy. Five of these were New York Times best-selling Star Trek novels. She also authored a very popular Wizard series of young adult fantasies published by Delacorte/Dell. In her spare time, Duane collects recipes and cookbooks, travels, studies German, dabbles in astronomy, and spends time weeding the garden. |
She graduated Pilgrim State Hospital School of Nursing in 1974 as a registered nurse with an honors specialty in psychiatry.
She was a psychiatric nurse before turning to writing full time in 1980. Since then she has published twenty novels, including several collaborations with her husband, Peter Morwood. She also writes screenplays, served as senior writer for the BBC-TV education series "Science Challenge," and writes scripts for CD-ROM computer games.
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