The launch date for Starting Over: A Father by Choice.
I am a Shenandoah Valley writer, artist, and photographer. From a very young age I felt the need to explore different creative outlets. I have always been drawn to how words and images, used separately or together, can either reflect the real world around me, or be used to create new, imaginary worlds. I still have some of my early poetry attempts from my elementary years. Then one day, someone placed a Brownie camera in my hands, and I became hooked on recording the real world on film. I went on to pursue a degree in Creative Writing and, after several career changes, found myself in a classroom. I am now retired from teaching English, Photography, and Journalism to teens. When the pandemic that changed so many of our lives kept me home more than usual, by chance I discovered how to use my life-long sewing skills to create landscape and art quilts, often inspired by my photography. Then, an accidental discovery of a lost manuscript I had started a dozen years ago, lead me to finally write my first full-length novel. What an adventure this creative life is turning out to be!
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