A recent Master of Fine Arts graduate ready to write for you.
From the moment she was born, Abigail Wild had her head in the clouds where beauty and creativity thrive. Wanting to be left alone with her crayons and paints, she explored, through art, what she saw and felt in her world. Against her parents’ dreams of having a travel agent in the family, Abigail studied Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has spent more than twenty years as a graphic designer and, though she enjoys helping people, arranging airline tickets was not the kind of cloud-work that spoke to her. Her clouds took her places unavailable to naysayers.
When her passions began extending into the theater, she found herself directing children’s theater. Working with teen actors helped her to see the pain of being misunderstood and to recognize the need for stories that speak to that pain and give voice to the experience without losing the sense of hope and wonder also present in teen eyes. She began writing short stories for her students. When her son sustained a head injury she decided to tell his story, and so her life as a writer was born along with her debut novel, The Art of Drowning (will be released in the Fall of 2020).
Abigail has earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. She still designs, directs, and wants to be left alone with her crayons and paints, but Abigail’s clouds have given her a new outlet for her creative soul: writing fiction as a means to reveal the connections between pain and hope, and to give an authentic voice to those unheard.
Abigail lives with her husband, three boys, three birds, and one ferret in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. She also teaches classes, both online and in-person, to the homeschooling community in central Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Special Project Coordinator for a liberal arts college, where she plans and runs a Young Writers Workshop and a Young Filmmakers Workshop.