Fisher, Bonnie E.

Bonnie E. Fisher received her PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is currently Associate Professor in the Education Department at The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Social Influences on the Writing of Marion Dane Bauer and Katherine Paterson
2001 0-7734-7441-2
Examines books and papers these well-known authors of children’s books have donated to the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Collection. They include correspondence with friends, editors and readers, and notes and drafts of essays and lectures. It examines the social influences, and describes the paradigm shift from a model of writing as a solo process to one that sees writing as highly social in nature. Its description of the social nature of Bauer’s and Paterson’s writing provides a timely model and important and well-documented implications for the teaching of writing.