Virginia M. Smith
Virginia M. Smith enjoys the impact of words and their ability to capture the heart, enlighten the mind, and lift the spirit.
Virginia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Later, she attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she earned a Master of Education degree. As an educator with Richmond Public Schools and Virginia Commonwealth University, also in Richmond, she taught creative writing to a diverse group of students with various skill levels.
During her career, she served on administrative committees that fostered improvements in student achievement and how schools are involved in the community. As leader of the Teacher’s Liaison Committee, she spoke to legislative bodies on issues impacting an age-appropriate curriculum. Currently, she volunteers her services and skills in community-based organizations, schools, and sororities.
After moving to Charlotte, N.C., Virginia wrote her first children's book, The Silly Adventures of Gail the Snail and the Disco Ball. Shortly after, she wrote The Silly Adventures of Gail the Snail and the Chocolate Cake. The books were released in May and June 2014 by Tate Publishing. It is her goal to continue the series, which highlights the fun and adventures that happen inside our very own families. Her books are available in paperback and e-book format in all major bookstores and online venues.
Virginia enjoys being involved with others along the journey of writing, and looks forward to maintaining the stellar recognition of Charlotte Writers' Club in her role as CWC Membership Chair.