Sarah Pleydell, author of Cologne, is a graduate of Oxford and London Universities, an award-winning writer, performer and playwright who teaches English and writing in the Honors Program at the University of Maryland. For the past twenty years, she has been a master teaching artist and arts integration specialist, working with institutions that include The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Luce Institute. In 2000, she won the American Association for Theatre Educators’ award for best book of the year.
Based on her childhood in London, Cologne (October 2012, Fuze Publishing) has been twenty years in the making. It has benefited from fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and input from a number of acclaimed writers including Joyce Kornblatt, Stanley Plumly, Sarah Blake, Barbara Graham, and Molly Tinsley.