Corinne Hosfeld Smith

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About me

I'm a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I've lived in central Pennsylvania. northern Illinois, and the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts.  In 2012, I returned to Pennsylvania for family reasons.  I worked as a librarian for more than 30 years, in a variety of schools and colleges and public libraries. I've been an independent scholar, writer, and presenter since 2006.

I was a member of Women of Words (WOW), a group of writers who meet in Athol MA, as well as the Boston chapter of the National Writers Union.  I started writing poetry in high school in the 1970s, and started writing reviews in 1990.  2012 marked the release of my first book, Westward I Go Free:  Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, by Green Frigate Books.  Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities will be released by Chicago Review Press in February 2016. More projects are in the works.  What can I say?  I can't stop writing!

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