North Strabane resident Cory Wamsley led a prolific life as a writer, writing novels and children’s books, and running her own publishing firm.
10 years have passed between her last novel and the new novel. Cause?
“I had kids,” Wamsley explained last week.
The decade-long transition between her fiction will come to an end this week with the launch of The Courageous Shore, a tale of twin sisters reuniting, a traumatic event, their personal journeys, and an absolute sense of self-worth. opening. It will be presented Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Walnut Grill in Bridgeville.
She fit into the novel work, heading Aurora Corialis Publishing, which published the work of entrepreneurs telling their stories of resilience and success, as well as more esoteric works such as books on German coins and pancreatitis. Wamsley says “Braving the Shore” took about six weeks to write, and she insists it actually gave her a break from work duties.
“My work fits into my life,” Wamsley explained.
As an English and Biology student at West Virginia University, Wamsley worked as a writer and technical and scientific editor at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in South Park for nearly eight years. Her resume also includes a job as a technical writer for the US Department of Justice and as a writing coach.
The market for business books is unusually crowded, and one author after another offers his five tips for success or 10 steps to moving forward. Wamsley explained that her publishing company’s volumes focus less on listings and more on writers’ personal reports.
“What we’re focusing on is the storytelling aspect,” she said. “There’s so much you can do with telling your own story.”
For more information about Braving the Shore and Wamsley, visit www.coriwamsley.com.