Hello dear hearts. In the process of researching Master’s programs, I found WVU and discovered a wonderful community of writers. Which is why when Bob asked for volunteers to help with the MFA classes, I jumped in with both feet. I currently facilitate the core course, MFA700 Narrative Design, plus the Flash Non Fiction writing series and well as help moderate other courses. You’ll also find me roving the halls, answering questions and passing out chocolate in case of writerly emergency.
I’m an avid reader and reading is as necessary as breathing. I get rather crotchety without my books. Writing is different since I came to it so late in life. It’s a choice, a love, a desire. I don’t need to write, I want to write. Writing is a never ending process of learning and growing. After years of writing business letters, reports and briefs, I discovered that once I started putting pen to paper, I had an excuse to daydream. I’ve been writing for several years, but I don’t have anything published…yet!
When I’m not here, you can find me wrangling four fur babies, assisting my husband with our mom and pop audio repair shop, and/or homeschooling our 16 year old, who is a voracious writer and currently in 10th grade. Teaching and mentoring our son through the years lead me to further my education and I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts a few years ago. I also am a blogger and host an online annual reading challenge - Read 52 Books in 52 Week.
The courses as well as the positive and constructive feedback have helped improve both my writing and critical thinking skills, and I have had fun while doing so. I look forward to working with you all.
Website: Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks