Regina M. Geither
Regina M. Geither grew up telling stories of talking animals, cursed treasure, and mystical lands. She has been an avid reader and writer for as long as she can remember. She wrote and illustrated her first full-length novel when she was twelve. In high school, she won numerous awards for her speeches, essays, short stories, and plays, including an honorable mention in the Fifth Annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival.
More recently she has been exercising her talents by writing young adult fiction. In May 2008, Regina had her first children’s book entitled Swamp Stallion published by McGraw-Hill as part of their Imagine It! reading series. She is a proud member of Skyline, a local group supporting Cleveland area writers. Her first young adult fantasy novel, Island of Tory, is due to be released by Loconeal Publishing in March 2012. She is currently working on its sequel, Cursing Stone.
Regina believes her skill for storytelling is a family trait passed down from her grandfather who continues to inspire his grandchildren with stories of the Great Depression, World War II, and Big Foot. Regina attributes her family’s love of storytelling to the touch of Celtic blood swimming in their gene pool. Though only a wee bit Irish, Regina proudly acknowledges the Celtic branch of her family tree.
Along with being a writer, Regina is a teacher, a wife, and mother of three. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She currently resides in Parma, Ohio with her husband Ron, and three sons.
More information about Regina and her writing can found at: http://reginamgeither.com/