A Q&A With The Clarion-Ledger
Amy Conner spent her childhood and teenage years in her father’s hometown of Jackson, graduating from Murrah High School in 1974. Witnessing the discrepancies of race and class as she attended a newly segregated public school system made her realize that although she returned home each day to “a privileged background,” most of her classmates definitely did not — a fact that left a lasting impression. A false start at Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans eventually resulted in a degree in philosophy with a concentration in ethics, then a series of less-than-routine jobs (including horse training and alligator farming) that slowly led her on a path to writing. The mother of two grown children, she now resides in New Orleans……………
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