The Writer

23331378_1859899177383086_5945835209006618569_oRachelle Ferguson

To her own surprise, my amazing mother homeschooled me until I left for college at age seventeen. I grew up on a variety of curricula blending traditional and classical methods, and in the evenings my dad read aloud from the Chronicles of Narnia or the Sugar Greek Gang (his Poetry voice was the best thing ever). In both my studies and my leisure time, I always found myself fascinated by story. During high school, I studied creative and non-fiction writing through One Year Adventure Novel, the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and HSLDA Online Academy. Meanwhile I spent most of my free time writing stories and reading Shakespeare and G. K. Chesterton.

From 2013 to 2017, I studied at Hillsdale College in Michigan, majoring in English and classical studies. During my time there I tutored in the college’s Writing Center, wrote for External Affairs, and worked as an undergraduate research assistant to Dr. Patricia Bart in her work on the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive. I also contributed to and served on the editorial board of the college’s student literary publication, The Tower Light. Between my sophomore, junior, and senior years I received several departmental awards for my poetry, prose, and academic writing. Since graduating in May 2017, I’ve become a full-time writer and teacher, writing plays, skits, and more and tutoring young students in English composition and Latin.

Meanwhile I continue to blog periodically, posting updates about my dramas and sharing my scattered thoughts on writing, reading, and living. For a bit of background on how I started writing play scripts, check out my post How It Began. If you’re interested in learning more about me and my family, you can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, or take a look at my parents’ websites. My mom has blogged for a number of years at Glimpses of Our World, where she shares family experiences and discusses faith, friendship, education, and much more; she also sells her original string ensemble arrangements through her website Lubif Productions. My dad blogs at Liberty Morality Faith, and he offers a storehouse of wisdom and other resources at his business site, The Estate Planning Center. My sister LaRae is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Classical Languages and Literature at University College, University of Oxford, England, and she blogs at Like a Pleasant Thought.