Glenda Blaisdell-Buck is a retired National Board Certified Teacher and librarian who spent most of her career putting just the right book into the hands of children and young adults. With experience as a school library media specialist, teacher of social studies and of English to speakers of other languages, and public librarian, she has spent nearly thirty years with young readers. Having written numerous professional articles and grants, she now turns her focus to writing literary fiction for young adult readers.
Glenda is especially proud of her work advocating for high-needs schools at the local, state, national and international level, including serving on the NC Team at the National Strategy Forum on Supporting and Staffing High-Needs Schools. As the inaugural winner of the North Carolina Association of Educators Linda Rader Profession Opportunity Award, Glenda travelled to Cape Town, South Africa to volunteer for a month in a high-needs school.
Glenda and her husband are amateur wine-makers and enjoy hosting international high school exchange students. They maintain close ties to their children-for-a-year who have returned to their other parents in Chile, Italy, Denmark, and Belgium, as well as shorter-term daughters from Germany, Argentina and Paraguay. They are also the parents of two grown children, a son and daughter.