Hello! Some would say I have a lived a quiet, simple life. Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, I lived in the same house for my first eighteen years. I went on to earn a Bachelors of Science and became a teacher. I have been teaching students for more than fifteen years, during which time I furthered my education and obtained a Masters in Reading. Teaching remains a passion in my life, so much so, I always envisioned myself as only a teacher, until last year.
Twelve months ago, divine inspiration stepped in, and I was reminded of my forgotten passion - writing. I had been an avid writer throughout my childhood and into my teens. My love of writing extended into college where my focus slowly then turned to teaching others. Somewhere along the line, between college, a new career and family, the joy of writing for myself became secondary.
I am pleased to say I have rediscovered this joy. I started writing again for the first time in years and the result is this brand new novel, Irony of Time. Following this debut, the parallel novel, Hope with Stickers, is scheduled to be published in 2015.
I continue to lead a quiet life in Pennsylvania with my husband of twenty years and our two spirited children. You could say, writing is now my third child. Going forward, as we enter the teenage years with our first born, I am looking forward to this interesting new chapter in my life as I begin my journey to become an author.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.