MAURA (CLU) GALLAGHER
 MAURA (CLU) GALLAGHER

 

 

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A line from a poem, “The New Colossus,” by the nineteenth-century American poet Emma Lazarus. “The New Colossus,” describing the Statue of Liberty, appears on a plaque at the base of the statue. It ends with the statue herself speaking:


"Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

 

 

 

 

Maura Patricia English was born on May 21, 1947 in Pittsburgh PA.

 

She is the second child born to Robert L. English and Mary Margaret Longmore.

A Pittsburgh Public School Elementary Art Teacher in 1974, she married the "love of her life", a Pennsylvania State Trooper and former Air Force Military Police Officer, Robert J. Gallagher, aka known by all who love him as just "Gallagher". 

 

They are the proud parents of two daughters (both teachers) and six grandchildren ages five to twenty. They continue to live in Southwestern PA and in their "home away from home", Ocean City, MD. 

 

 

 SOFIA"

 

"When I was a little girl I dreamed of writing stories about immigrants to the United States. I wanted to be an artist when I grew up but never really had any formal training in the visual arts. That is not until I had graduated high school and enrolled in evening classes in painting and drawing at "Carnegie Tech" in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It was "love at first site" but financial circumstances led me to Edinboro State Teachers College. I majored in Art Education and graduated in 1970. After doing my student teaching in Pittsburgh Public Schools, I accepted a contract and spent the next twenty eight years working as an Elementary Art Teacher in urban schools until illness disabled me in 2001.

As things happened, I didn't realize the opportunity to fulfill my girlhood dream of becoming an author until I was sixty years old (2007) and decided to write my first manuscript. I thought that the process might help me with healing both physically and mentally. Very timid,unsure of myself, and reclusive because of my illness, I used the pen name: "R.E. Cluse". Not long after joining some writer groups, I got the nickname "Clu". 

 

In 2010, I self-published that first manuscript about a little German girl named "Sofia". I titled the novel 

 

THE SHATTERED SEEDS: "SOFIA'S STORY"

 

I imagine that the real-life stories of those who have become a part of the "Great Melting Pot" are endless, but mine are all fiction. My inspiration came from my experiences growing up in the greatest country on earth (IMHO). I am pleased to present to you the first three books in my collection of stories about immigrants to the United States during various times in its short history. I have titled my collection: 

 

 THE SCATTERED SEEDS

TALES FROM THE GREAT MELTING POT 

 

ANEW (The Shattered Seeds:'Sofia's Story')

Book 1

 

DARBY'S ROAD

Book 2

 

A MEMORY FOR MIRRY

Book 3

 

In the future, I hope to continue adding more novels to the "Scattered Seeds Collection" . I hope that you enjoy reading them and that you will share your reactions with me. 

 

 

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My Mission Statement  

 

"Reading is a pathway to the mind. The destination is the 'soul', or whatever it is that you call that special 'place' we all share as humans." 

 

I take on the task of providing the written word with a great deal of responsibility to those who have so willingly allowed my work to enter their most precious of all places,their intellects.

 

Maura Clu Gallagher

Clu Gallagher, self-published author
THE SCATTERED SEEDS TALES BOOK 1
THE SCATTERED SEEDS TALES BOOK 2

THE SCATTEREDS SEEDS TALES FROM THE GREAT MELTING POT....NEWEST ADDITION:

 

A MEMORY FOR MIRRY

BOOK 3

 

https://www.amazon.com/MEMORY-MIRRY-SCATTERED-MELTING-COLLECTION-ebook/dp/B00VKSSUQW

 

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