Langley, Charles P(itman) Iii 1949-
LANGLEY, Charles P(itman) III 1949-
PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1949, in New Bern, NC; son of Charles P., Jr. and Eva (Connor) Langley; married Anne Smevog (an educational consultant), October 26, 1985; children: Catherine, Anna. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, A.B., 1971, M.D., 1975. Religion: Presbyterian. Hobbies and other interests: Music, literature, foreign language.
ADDRESSES: Home—82 Fairview Farms, Shelby, NC, 28150. Office—711 North DeKalb St., Shelby, NC, 28150; fax: 704-482-0811. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Shelby Medical Associates, Shelby, NC, physician (internal medicine), 1979—, and president.
Catherine and Geku: The Adventure Begins, Research Triangle Press (Research Triangle Park, NC), 1996.
Catherine, Anna, and Geku Go to the Beach, Research Triangle Press (Research Triangle Park, NC), 1997.
North, East, South, West: Catherine, Anna, and Geku Take a Long Trip, Anacat Publications (Naperville, IL), 2001.
SIDELIGHTS: Charles P. Langley practices medicine in Shelby, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Anne, and two daughters, Catherine and Anna. In the hopes of stimulating his children's imaginations and teaching them values, Langley began telling them adventure stories with themes of trust and friendship. These stories grew to become the author's first two published works, Catherine and Geku: The Adventure Begins and Catherine, Anna, and Geku Go to the Beach. According to Langley, Geku, a fantastic giant bird featured in both books, "on one level . . . represents the inner spirit and imagination of the child. On another level, he represents the ideal in a parent figure: A companion who teaches, inspires, stimulates, builds confidence, and provides security."