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Glenda Burgess

Biography

Glenda Burgess

 





Glenda Burgess is a winner of the Rupert Hughes Award for literary fiction, and a short story finalist for the New Century Writer Award.

Born in New Mexico, the daughter of a US Air Force Lt. Colonel in the Strategic Air Command, the author's first published work at the age of nine was printed in the Spokesman-Review newspaper for payment of one dollar.

The author graduated with distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a B.A. in Political Science, also earning a Certificate in Women Studies --- the recipient of the 1978 Wendell L. Wilkie Distinguished Student Award in Political Science. Earning a Masters in Public Affairs (1980) from the University of Washington, the author was selected to serve as a Presidential Management Fellow --- a presitigious government executive program initiated under President Jimmy Carter.

After completing nearly a decade of government service on Capitol Hill and for the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, Ms. Burgess left government service to study creative writing. She attended writers workshops and seminars at the University of Washington, the University of California (Berkeley),the Creative Writing Program in Continuing Education at Stanford, the Maui Writers School, and the Aspen Writers Workshop to name a selected few.

Glenda Burgess's work engages in the complexities and mysteries of human passion, especially in the arts.

 





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Glenda Burgess

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by Glenda Burgess - Memoir, Nonfiction

When Liz Hoole, a free-spirited liberal, marries into a conservative Quaker family, she knew it would be a delicate task to negotiate the raising of her four boys in compliance with Quaker values…but as much as she tries, she always seems to fall short of expectations. When Judge Corbett Kendall, the politically powerful father of her best friend, dies, Liz stumbles upon secrets from the past that threaten to unravel the delicate fabric of racial harmony in an easily divided town.