by Rosalie H. Contino, Ph.D
Born to Create is an inspirational autobiography chronicling Dr. Rosalie H. Contino’s professional transition from successful seventh-grade English teacher to a newfound career in the arts. While most forty-year-old professionals are busy building upon the foundation that several years of hard work produced, Contino made the bold decision to quench the burning desire within to pursue the passion to create. Enjoying her creative careers as a costume designer, costume historian, playwright, and lecturer, Contino provides hope and a blueprint for those considering making the foray into the unknown and sometimes scary realm of the future. Written in a comfortable, conversational manner, Born to Create maintains a swift tempo while consistently providing an inspirational message for those harboring unrealized ambitions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rosalie H. Contino is a second generation Italian-American who resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Fordham University, an M.A. in Educational Theatre, from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre, also from New York University. In addition to teaching elementary and junior high school, and serving as a teaching fellow for the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University, Contino has served as a costume designer, costume consultant, and costume lecturer for multiple productions and events. She has published several poems on nature and articles on creative writing and dramatics. Her plays Transitions in Taking Care of Daddy, Twixt ‘n’ Teen, and Lights Out! received honorable mention from the Writers Digest of Playwriting Contests. Lights Out! made quarter finalist from “writers online.”
(2007, paperback, 174 pages)