Hope Irvin Marston is a native of
Beech Creek, PA, the eighth child in a farm family of nine. She
started school about the time World War II began. Since there were
no children's books in their home, the monthly visit of the
bookmobile to the little one-room schoolhouse on the corner of the
farm was a wonderful event in her eyes.
Once she learned to read, Hope
never grew tired of books. She decided at an early age, she would
write a book some day. Thus far that dream has been fulfilled
Hope enjoys writing in several
genres. Her current projects include two historical fiction books
and another junior biography.
In 1990 she retired to
devote her time to writing. When she isn't working at her computer,
you will find her reading, making author appearances, doing research
or attending workshops as a presenter or a learner.
She was the founder of the Black
River Valley Writers Club and the founder and director of the North
Country Children's Writers and Illustrators Workshop. She has taught
creative writing workshops at Jefferson Community College and the
Jefferson-Lewis Teacher Center for many years. She has also been on
staff at Christian Writers Conferences at Hephzibah Heights (MA),
Montrose Bible Conference (PA), and a St. Davids Christian Writers
Conference at Beaver Falls, Pa. Hope is a member of the Society of
Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a book reviewer for
Click here to contact her to visit your school, present a
workshop or address a gathering of teachers, librarians or writers. You also may use it to purchase autographed copies of her books.