About the Author

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Author photo by Jamie Hogan

Nicole d’Entremont is a writer and teacher with deep ancestral roots in French Canada. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education from The University of Southern Maine. For the past thirty years she has taught writing to students from Maine to California.  She lives on Peaks Island, Maine and in Nova Scotia. A Generation of Leaves is her latest novel.

§ 4 Responses to About the Author

  • Mark S Larwood says:

    Driving through Cupertino, I thought of you today. I took a writing class from you at University of San Francisco back in 1999 or 2000….probably the only class I enjoyed in “back to college” phase of my life. I ended up looking online to see if you were still teaching, writing, etc. Glad to see you are.

    You should know that I still keep my copy of Hacker nearby, consulting it regularly. I have even ordered additional copies for coworkers who express frustration with the mechanics of the English language.

    Anyway, I hope you are well. You made a positive impact on my ability to communicate and it has helped me a great deal.

    Mark Larwood
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    • Thanks for reaching out, Mark. It’s always good to hear from former students. I have some fond memories of those San Francisco classes and the fog blowing in through the windows. It did, eventually, blow me back to Maine. I’m finishing up another book and now have the time to do the writing I didn’t have time to do while I was teaching, supposedly, how to do it….but, you know, I’ve always believed that we all have within us the stories we need to tell and books like Hacker can give us the bones but not the soul…it was that spirit and confidence that I wanted to encourage folks to have. I go back and check on punctuation and spelling all the time–well, most of the time–but it’s the original language and story of the writer that I most wanted to help reveal. Best to you. Nicole

  • Mike Scahill says:

    Hi Nicole. I am a former Catholic Worker member as was my son some years later. I am recently retired from a long nursing career and finally have time to read books! I recently read City of Belief. Very moving and well done. Keep up your good work.

    • Thanks Mike-It’s always good to hear from someone who has shared that life in its various mutations. I try to touch base with the NYC Catholic Worker once a year or so and am always amazed how it keeps both its eccentricity and it’s commitment to social justice. I learned to love the psalms there and although the Catholic Church as institution has often failed me, the Sermon on the Mount never has and it was the Catholic Worker that made all of that real for me.

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