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I started writing for badges during my mid-life crisis. It's turned out to be much better than if I'd taken up pottery or macreme.

Background Information

I grew up near St. Louis in St. Charles, MO, where I attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart for 13 years. I got my BA in English from St. Louis University. As a corporate wife, I also lived in Atlanta and Northern Virginia before I resigned that position. My kids have graduated from Flager, Goucher, James Madison University and Yale. I have taught at NOVA, GMU, American University, and The Writer's Center in Bethesda, where I frequently run workshops on the novel. As a kid I was a voracious reader and liked to write, but never thought of that as a career possibility until my middle thirties. Once a month I meet with The Group, several friends who get together for critiques and support. Many thanks, also, to my agent Miriam Altshuler, my editors and supporters at Harcourt Brace, HarperCollins and St. Martin's, and especially to my extended family, both the dead and the living, who never failed to love me.

Birth Place
Carroll, IA USA

National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Grants: Redbook Fiction Award: Library of Virginia Award nominee (both novels); Pushcart Prizes Honorable Mention: MFA in fiction: GMU Alumna of the Year Award: Washington Independent Writers Board of Directors: PEN Women Chapter VP: Empress For Life, GMU Creative Writers Chapter: Mother of three kids who all turned out well.

Additional Information

Hallmark Productions has adapted both novels for TV movies. THE OTHER ANNA was renamed "Secrets" and starred Veronica Hammel, Julie Harris and Richard Kiley. NIGHT RIDE HOME featured Rebecca deMornay (The Cradle Will Rock), Ellen Bustyn (The Exorcist), Thora Burch (American Beauty), and Keith Carradine (Nashville).

Contact Information
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street 
Bethesda MD 20815   USA
Contact Author: Barbara Esstman

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