In 1950 they moved back to New York where Lois began in high school. She married Donald Grey in 1956 and they had four children together: daughters Alix and Kristin, and sons Grey and Benjamin. Professional Life In 1977, Lowry published her first novel, “A Summer to Die”, which was based on her own experience of losing her older sister Helen at a young age, as I wrote earlier. She was also going through some personal changes around
Molly Ivins was born in Monterey, California in 1944. Her family moved a year after to Houston, Texas where she was raised (Reader 7). While she attends high school, she interns for the Houston Chronicles and is assigned to the Complaint Department (Reader 9). It is in this department that Ivins ' recognizes what customers are interested in reading—what attracts readers, what they expect from journalists’ and their articles (Reader 10). Eventually, Ivins gets a job as a police reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune.
Chopin spent her childhood in a attic constantly reading new books as well as being told stories about her great-great-grandmother who was a very successful person. Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother.After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
She is the mother of Robin Pilcher, who is also an author. Two years after she retired from writing in the year 2000, she was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire. For Pilcher, writing helped her escape from her daily life, and that it saved her marriage. Her breakthrough would not come until the late eighties, when she released “The Shell Seekers”, a novel that sold over five million copies around the world. It also stayed on New York Times bestseller lists for months, as did
At that point, about a month later on April 5, Helen related the water running over her hand with the letters w-a-t-e r that Anne was spelling into her hand. That day she learned thirty words and turned out to be an exceptionally astute, quick learner from that point on. She immediately took in the fingertip letters in order and presently, to compose. Helen had aced Braille and figured out how to utilize a by the age of 10. When she was 16, she could talk alright to go to private academy and school.
Jessica Wakefield is a member of Unicorns Club, a club consisting of the prettiest and most popular girls at their school. And Elizabeth Wakefield is the elder twin of Jessica; she enjoys reading and writing and hopes to become a journalist someday. She writes
Graphic designer, Louise Fili, grew up in an Italian-American family in New Jersey and fell in love with the homeland of her parents at the age of 16 years. Since then, her passion for design, typography and Italian food has influenced her career as a designer. Fili went to study studio arts at Skidmore College but instead found graphic design, as she states in an interview “I went to Skidmore College where, if you couldn’t paint, they told you that you were graphically oriented. That’s when I found out what graphic design was.”. Later in the 1970’s, she completed her final semester at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the age of 25 she become senior designer for Herb Lubalin.
Touch-lip reading, Braille, speech, typing, and finger spelling were just some of the methods she had learned. In 1903 she published her first autobiography “Story of My Life” with the help of Anne Sullivan and John Macy, Anne’s soon to be husband. Many people were inspired by her story, Helen once said “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows”. Helen graduated from Radcliffe College at the age of 24 in 1904. She lived with Anne and John after they got married and she resumed to learn from her mentor.
She wrote To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960. Harper Lee graduated from the University of Alabama in 1948 and went to Oxford University to study law for a year. After a year in law school, Lee went to New York to get a job as an airline reservation clerk. During her free time during work, she wrote fictitious accounts of events in her childhood. By 2005, To Kill a Mockingbird had sold more than 30 million copies and had been translated into 40 languages.
Her first novel was How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez Authors). It was published in 1991(Schaefer). Alvarez was inspired to become a writer when one of her English teachers gave them an assignment where they had to write little stories about themselves (Julia Alvarez Contemporary). “Julia Alvarez admits that her critically acclaimed novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is a semi-autobiographical account of her family as they struggle to adjust to American culture’’ (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). The book has 15 chapters and is divided into three major parts - Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood.
Childhood On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School. Her aunt would also travel with her to New York to visit her mother, when her mother was there for lengthy theater runs (1).
She moved there to read more and earn her Master 's degree. Within a year she had her Master’s degree and met her future husband, Conrad Schneider. She also got her first real job as a news reporter and broadcaster for a radio station in Charlottesville. During the 1980’s she and Conrad lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C., where she also worked as a press secretary for a member of the U.S. congress. But in 1991, they decided to start a family.
Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright was born on November 30, 1919 in Manhattan to parents Corrine, a public-school teacher and Louis T. Wright, a graduate of Meharry Medical College and one of the first African American graduates from Harvard Medical School. She attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, from which she graduated in 1938. Wright went on to graduate with an art degree from Smith College in 1942 and then graduated with honors, with a medical degree from New York Medical College 1945. After medical school, she did residencies at Bellevue Hospital (1945-46) and Harlem Hospital (1947-1948), completing her tenure at Harlem Hospital as chief resident. In 1949 she joined her father in research at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center, which he had founded, succeeding him as director when he died in 1952.