Editor of The Biographer’s Craft – Michael Burgan


headshot14In May 2012 President James McGrath Morris handed over the duties of Editor of The Biographer’s Craft to Michael Burgan, an accomplished Young Adult (YA) biographer and historian. He told readers in his blog that he found it “quite gratifying to research all things bio and then write about it for adult readers who share my passion for biographies in particular and reading/writing in general.” You can email him at

Administrator & Membership Coordinator – Lori Izykowski

b&w photoLori is BIO’s first paid Administrator and Membership Coordinator. She is working part-time in addition to her full-time post as Executive Assistant to Torre Meringolo, the Vice-President for Advancement and University Relations at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia. The university operates a biography program and is an Affiliate Member of BIO.

Izykowski works closely with BIO’s President, Board of Directors, and TBC editor Michael Burgan to track expiring memberships, contact potential members, and send out invitations to renew or to join.

To find new members, Lori relies partly on BIO’s Facebook page, where book reviews and news about biographers appear regularly. But she also depends on leads sent to her by BIO members who know of a candidate who might like to join. So, if you know of a biographer – published or unpublished – please send their contact information to


Copy editor of The Biographer’s Craft – Margaret Moore Booker

Margaret Moore Booker, who lives in Oracle, Arizona (just outside Tucson), is a freelance writer who authors books on art and architecture (now primarily relating to the American Southwest). For the past fifteen years, her “bread and butter” employment has involved copy editing, proofreading, ghost writing, and writing indexes.