Scott Morro '95 spoke to Moravian College's Zinzendorf Literary Society about being a teacher and author of young adult novels. Scott has had three books published to date: Last Ups (2005), The Cross Over (2006), and Danni's Gift (2008).

Scott Morro is also my brother. Several years ago, he informed me that he was writing his first book, and that it would be about our childhood. There is no greater form of flattery! Last Ups chronicles the events between the two of us during one amazing summer. Scott's two most recent books, The Crossover and Danni's Gift, have both been selling exceptionally well. Scott's wife Lisa (Coffin) Morro '95 illustrated Danni’s Gift. All three of the books are available at

—Brion Morro '97
Associate Director of Admissions


Moravian has produced quite a few talented authors; several have published books within the last year:

Sandra Novack '97 was nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, and her fiction has appeared in numerous publications. Precious, her first novel, is set in an idyllic Pennsylvania town during the summer of 1978, when a young girl goes missing. Alumni readers will recognize many area landmarks. Publisher's Weekly called the work "lyrical and finely crafted." On March 20, Novack read a selection from the novel at the Moravian Book Shop; afterward, the large crowd lined up to meet the author and purchase signed copies. For more information about Sandra and her work, see

African-Americana is a new collector's book by Barbara E. Mauzy '75. Mauzy left a career as an elementary school teacher to become a full-time lecturer and author specializing in the American kitchen, 1920s - 1950s. At this time, eighteen different titles have been published. She is now working with a second publisher; her first children's book, Murphy Dive, which she also illustrated, will be available later this year. Mauzy's books are available at

In O.Y.L., Scott Heydt '02, a fifth-grade teacher and Moravian College Alumni Board member, sensitively writes about the turmoil a middle school girl experiences when she develops a crush on her teacher. Heydt donates $1 from each book sold to the nonprofit American Forests organization. Lesson plans are available. For more information, see


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