Galand Nuchols (Mount Pleasant) spent twenty-four years teaching before retiring to take up writing.  Since, she has published three novels for middle grade readers, plus short stories in anthologies.  She spends a lot of time working with the food pantry in Mount Pleasant, teaching parenting classes, and has helped on a number of Habitat for Humanity houses.  Galand is a member of the Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO). www.NETWO.org