Writing has been a passion since primary school in my native Rio de Janeiro, where I grew up the seventh of a noisy, large, and happy Catholic family. I graduated with an Art degree and came to the USA to pursue graduate work when I met my husband Geoff, then a fellow student, now a university professor and international scientist. Our seven children range from 20 to 33 years old and as they grow into adulthood they enjoy activities like sending us postcards from all the continents of the world, including one sent from the single Post Office in Antarctica! As a mother at home, embracing Catholic family life centered on both faith and academics, I have been active in myriad ways as I watched my children grow in virtue and in excellence. They have grown to be Geography experts, piano and voice virtuosi, young successful professionals, a cloistered novice in religious life, dedicated teachers, classical language scholars and budding artists.

During my homeschooling career of over twenty years I have always been very involved in local homeschool groups, teaching Art, Geography, History, and Latin to small groups. I have taught NFP and have written Catholic plays for children, as well as articles and features for Catholic periodicals. I am the author of the Catholic Textbook Project workbooks, and wrote the chapter on Geography in the book "Why Should I Learn This?" (Edited by Maureen Wittman, 2015)  I have been a book reviewer for 20+ years for various sites including Love2Learn and Amazon.com. In just about every place I have lived (and there were many of them!) I have led book clubs for women. An occasional poet, I was recently awarded a national poetry prize from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  I have taught cooking classes and spoken about marriage to groups of engaged couples with my husband.

With the two youngest now in religious life and away in college, I have been teaching Latin at two parochial schools. I have a few writing projects in the back burner... and a supportive husband who wants to read my stuff.

 

I thank God for a life filled with adventure and fulfillment, and I continue asking every day for His guidance and His blessing.

I may be reached at anabragahenebry@gmail.com