Ginnah Howard is a long-time book lover who came to writing later in life. She explains: "I came to writing by chance in my late 40's. The New York State English Bureau began to press all teachers to actively write with their students: how could you teach something that you didn't do yourself? I remember writing my first short story as part of an assignment I'd given one of my senior classes. After a weekend of struggling to put into fictional scenes the experience of seeing a boy have an epileptic seizure on the playground when I was a sixth grader, I said to my class, 'Wow, writing a story is hard isn't it?' "
Stone Canoe by Tom Huff