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Virginia Tolles

Lawrence, Kansas, United States


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Virginia grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated in political science from Mississippi State University. After having a family, she and her husband made their home in the Washington, DC, area, where, she enjoyed a career as an editor for government agencies and contractors.

While in their employment, she wrote several style manuals and developed and taught a writing development course. For the past six years, she has run her own editing firm, The Wordsmith's Page, though which she has edited for academic, medical, and engineering professionals.

Virginia served as a volunteer for the Prince William County (Virginia) Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Friends of the Bull Run Library. In addition, she was a member of the Riders Advisory Committee of the Virginia Railway Express.

Currently, Virginia is writing another novel, Tales Between Town and Campus, which is a sequel to Tales Along the Way Home.

Says Virginia...

"I use a lot of research in my writing, but then, I really can't imagine writing a piece that didn't require me to learn about something new in order to write about it. For my novel, Tales Along the Way Home, I learned about the people, the history, the landscape, and the culture of this wonderful country that we call home. I've been out West, and I've lived in the East, but it never ceased to amaze me how many new and different things I was learning. I've passed the highlights along to you in the hope that you will become as anxious as I am to tour this wonderful country we call home and to discover what makes it great."

Interests: playing the piano, interior decorating, architectural history

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Tales Along the Way Home