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I am an artist, writer, and parent.

A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started as a child and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, her stories and poems have been included in several anthologies and magazines. She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, the Maryland Writers’ Association’s President, and holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, this proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog. A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started at an early age and sparked a creative imagination. Her work has been included in several anthologies and magazines. She is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s president and a past president of the Howard County Chapter. A. L. holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing, she indulges in her fascination with wolves.


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15 Responses to ABOUT

  1. i read all of your posts…don’t ever stop writing what your mind sees. You have unique creativity.

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  2. Barbara says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and for the follow! I have enjoyed what I read on your blog, I will visit again. Keep it up!


  3. A.L., would you mind contacting me via e-mail? I’m putting out a flash fiction/short story anthology soon, and I wonder if you’d like to include three of your pieces. Thanks.


  4. marcus says:

    just wanted to say hello and that I enjoyed your last two posts.
    interesting creative story lines. Will look forward to reading more.
    Happy Weekend M’lle


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  5. Mike Bove says:

    Al Kaplan? Alka Plan? A. L. Kaplan, yea, glad I found you. Happy New Year!

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  6. Scriitor, artist si parinte. Ai uitat sa mentionezi frumusetea si farmecul feminitatii. 🙂


  7. dilip says:

    Interesting blog with excellent writings! Thanks and regards.

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  8. Charles Hunter says:

    Great stories! Glad I found you.


  9. Paul Stephens says:

    Ms. Kaplan, we met yesterday, or rather I was a cashier and you were a customer. We spoke momentarily and you gave me the address of your site. I, too, am a writer. A writer of songs. Here’s the link to my latest one, and I would appreciate any feedback you might care to give me:)

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    • A. L. Kaplan says:

      So glad you visited. Watch the video you suggested and a few others. You’re very talented.


    • Loved the contrast between the music and the words, Paul – underscored the complacency rampant in our country – so “business as usual, everybody stay chill.”

      WIth the inauguration today, to answer the question you posed, I would be even more terrified to be a black person in America. I feel the same way as a white person who is not one of the mega-rich, however. Obama was stonewalled – beautiful ideas for change that he never had a prayer of actuating. And it’s looking like the incoming agenda is to erase anything he *was* able to accomplish.

      Thanks for sharing.
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
      – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
      “It takes a village to transform a world!”


  10. Karen Pavero (Youngstein) says:

    Hi Amy,

    This is going to be a little bit convoluted but your sister, Eileen, and my sister, Ellen Youngstein, are friends and were just together at their 40th high school reunion. Eileen gave my sister your bookmark and when I looked up your site and saw your picture, I realized we also knew each other from Marching band. You and I played the cymbals on the drumline. Small world. LOL

    I wanted to reach out to you and tell you congratulations on becoming a published author. I am an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy and am eagerly looking forward to reading your works.

    Just a heads up….I also wanted to mention that I was having a problem getting to your website with the URL address https://.alkaplanauthor.com. I tried several different methods including trying the link on the Good Reads website (https://alkaplanauthor.com/). After fiddling around with the URL address, here’s what did work: 1) Entering http://www.alkaplanauthor.com (which redirects to https://alkaplanauthor.com), and 2) entering http://alkaplanauthor.com (which also redirects to https://alkaplanauthor.com). Notice on the second address (http://alkaplanauthor.com) I did not include the ‘s’ in the ‘http’.

    Gotta love the internet. 😀

    Best regards,
    Karen Pavero (Youngstein)

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    • A. L. Kaplan says:

      Hey, Karen. Small world indeed. Actually it was me at the reunion. I married someone from the class of 78. Eileen is in Hawaii this week.
      Thanks for the heads up on the website. I’ll look into it.
      Please connect with me on Facebook so we can catch up.


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