Photo © 2012 David H. Curtis. All rights reserved.
I fell under the spell of writing in the fifth grade, at the same time I felt hopeless about fractions. My teacher gave an impromptu writing assignment, and I found myself in the labyrinth of my first story, thrilled with each perfect word and sentence that seemed to shimmer in my invented world. Fractions didn't matter then. What followed: a passionate English teacher who taught in NYC, a coffee shop waitress who ardently wrote, a risk taker who gathered my savings and went to Europe, in the days when it was cheap to live there, to write a glorious novel that would move every man and woman. In Zurich, Strasbourg and London, I pounded on my portable typewriter every day (and fed the trash can nearly everything I wrote). Back in the USA, I earned my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois, then taught as Assistant Professor at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. I live with my husband, photographer David Curtis, in the
Hudson Valley where I write full time.

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