Marcia Schwartz

Marcia SchwartzMarcia Schwartz learned about Project OpenBook when her son, Lance, covered us for a special interest piece several months ago. We’ve gotten to know one another a bit through email and I love it every time I see her name pop up in my inbox. She has a sharp wit and lovable personality.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a retired English teacher who has free-lanced poems, stories, and articles for years. My first children’s book, Lobo and the Rabbit Stew is being published by Raven Tree Press and will be shipped from the printer in August. It will be issued as a bilingual book in Spanish, and will also be available in an English only edition. I continue to submit other children’s stories to publishers, and to collect rejection slips.

I am married to Hank, a retired mechanic, and we enjoy “tooling around” in our little red Jeep. We are also very involved in church and community activities. Our sons are Lance, a videographer with 10/11 television in Lincoln, NE and Reed, a history teacher and coach at Ashland-Greenwood High School. Reed is married to Debbie, and their ten-year-old daughter is Lucy.

What’s your passion? What makes you tick?
My passions are reading, writing, and communicating; the engagement of my intellect, imagination and reasoning powers. And, of course, my family, friends, and my Lord. Also, being in the great outdoors and enjoying the beauty and healing found in nature.

What’s your wildest dream for Project OpenBook?
My wildest dream would be that our efforts in Project Open Book would insure hundreds of girls in slavery the chance for liberty, and a happy and secure future.

Where can people find out more about you?
See Lobo and the Rabbit Stew here.

Marcia’s Project OpenBook Works
Queen Aberdeen
A Phoneless Lament