Southeast Community College Faculty Members Publish Books
Southeast Community College (SCC; www.southeast.edu) recognizes two faculty members for publishing books.
Rachel Hruza, an English instructor at SCC’s Milford Campus, decided to put all the painful memories of growing up with scoliosis into a story, which eventually became a book titled, Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining my Life. It took her only three months to write the book, and more time to find an agent and a publisher. Hruza enjoys writing young adult fiction because that was the age she read the most books.
When SCC history instructor Preston Shires set out to write his book, Life in a Casket, he knew two things: It would be set in Brownville in 1857, and the main character would be a woman. It took him three months to write the book, as well, and a bit more time to tweak it. Shires finished Life in a Casket last summer and self-published it.
Books by both Shires and Hruza are available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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