Zelda Leah Gatuskin was born in Wilmington, Delaware and grew up there. She attended Emerson College in Boston, graduating
in 1979 with a degree in Visual Communications. In 1983 she moved to Albuquerque. In between working as shop clerk, retail
buyer, secretary and business administrator, Zelda established Studio Z, multi-media arts. While the business originated as
an outlet for visual art projects, Zelda soon found herself immersed in writing her first novel, THE TIME DANCER, a fantasy
tale of time travel and Gypsy magic. 1991 saw publication of the book, and the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between
Studio Z and Amador Publishers.
THE TIME DANCER (1991)
ANCESTRAL NOTES (1994), a collection of prose and poetry illustrated with nine of Zelda's original collages
CHRISTMAS BLUES (Amador, 1995) . With Michelle Miller and Harry Willson, Zelda is co-editor of this anthology, for which
she also provided cover art.
ZELDA'S COSMIC COLORING BOOK. (Amador, 1996)
CASTLE LARK (Amador, 2001)-- Zelda returned to her love of fantasy and sci-fi fiction
with her second novel,.
TIME AND TEMPERATURE, her new book of creative non-fiction, is published in a limited "studio edition" by Amador
and Studio Z.
Zelda's books can be ordered directly through Studio Z (www.cinderzelda.com, 344-6102) or Amador Publishers(www.amadorbooks.com,
877-4395) and can be purchased at the Art Is OK Gallery and The Collector's Item in Albuquerque; copies of her books are also
available through the Albuquerque Public Library.