ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With a degree in English and Secondary Education, MAVIS DUKE HINTON taught for 23 years in her career, setting aside her full-time profession to realize her dream of writing and publishing a novel. She taught all levels of English and related subjects, including AP British Literature, creative writing, speech, and journalism, as well as college grammar and composition. Over the years, other pursuits have included editor and writer (notably for the North Carolina State Budget and Liberty University), office administrator, and police officer.
Raised in a military family, she has lived in France and Germany, beginning her schooling in a French parochial school and becoming fluent in French in the process. While living in Europe, the family experienced medieval castles in Germany, the World's Fair in Belgium, the Tulip Festival in Holland, and a bull fight in Spain. On camping trips across Europe, they enjoyed sharing meals with friendly Europeans along the way.
Author as a police officer, age 24