Welcome!

Since 2002, when my biography of Proskouriakoff was published, I have also had articles appear in American Archaeology and Our State Magazine. I continue to enjoy opportunities to speak about Tania's life and the process of researching and writing my book. I have spoken to audiences as diverse as Emory University's Carlos Museum and the Friends of the Lanier Library in Tryon, NC. I was interviewed and appeared in a Norwegian documentary and the National Geographic film "Code of the Maya Kings" and was consulted for "Cracking the Maya Code." From each experience, I have come away with a renewed sense of excitement about the remarkable woman whose life compelled me to put her story out there to the larger public. Her example continues to inspire me to grow as a teacher, a writer, and a communicator.

This website is part of that process. I hope you will browse the pages which contain information on my book and articles, as well as notes about myself. I would enjoy hearing from you if you wish by clicking on the "email me" link at the right hand side of this page. While this website is mostly devoted to Tania's biography, I'm happy to share a few other writing experiences with you. Three life essays have received 1st place honors in the 2010, 2009, and 2008 Silver Arts Competitions in North Carolina. The magazine article "Life on the Run," about an 86-year-old woman marathon runner was published in the April, 2008 issue of Our State magazine. While I continue working on my novel, I have also written a one-act play about a surprise visitor during Christmas, 1933.

It might be of some interest to my readers to know of the grants I have received and organizations I belong to:

Community Artist Project Grant, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC 1997 (www.cabarrusartscouncil.org)
Regional Artist Project Grant, North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC 2001
Accepted into the NC Humanities Council Road Scholars' Speakers' Forum.

Member:
The Author's Guild, New York, New York
North Carolina Writers' Network, Chapel Hill, NC
North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars Program Speaker, Charlotte, NC
Concord Choral Academy, Board President, Concord, NC
Piedmont Dance Theater, Board Vice-President, Kannapolis, NC
Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
Cabarrus Friends of the Library, Concord, NC
Neighborhood Watch Academy Ave, Captain, Concord, NC
Central United Methodist Church, Estaline Clark Circle, and Backpack Buddies volunteer


Wishing you peaceful and creative days.
Char