Moffitt, Sharon McMahon 1947-

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MOFFITT, Sharon McMahon 1947-

PERSONAL:

Female. Born April 12, 1947, in Fort Collins, CO; daughter of Daniel and Ruby (McCoy) McMahon; married Donald Moffitt (a pediatrician), September 6, 1969; children: Patrick James, Michael Aaron. Education: Colorado State University, B.A., 1970.

ADDRESSES:

Home—8209 22nd Street Ct. W., Tacoma, WA 98466. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA, teacher of creative writing and English, 1994-2000; Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma, WA, adjunct artist, 2002-03.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Winner of poetry contest, Calvin College, 2000, for "On the Road to Emmaus."

WRITINGS:

The Blessed: A Sinner Reflects on Living the Christian Life, Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.

Contributor of poetry to periodicals, including Radix, Image Journal, and Colorado North Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Another book.

SIDELIGHTS:

Sharon McMahon Moffitt told CA: "Though I have traditionally written poetry, a few years ago I chose to write a book that I would say has been 'in the making' for many years. It combines personal memoir with reflection on a familiar passage of scripture in the Bible, 'The Beatitudes.' I wrote about this passage because I find it challenging, counter-cultural, and essential.

"The book grew out of an ongoing Bible study in my home with high school and college students—a group of highly intelligent, inquisitive, and courageous students."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Christianity Today, October 7, 2002, Cindy Crosby, review of The Blessed: A Sinner Reflects on Living the Christian Life, p. 109.

Publishers Weekly, August 26, 2002, review of The Blessed, p. 62.