|Born in Woodburn, Indiana, writer Jolan (Warren) Bishop attended Woodburn Lutheran School before moving to Stryker, Ohio at age 14. She credits WLS teachers Ruth Schroeder and Linn Eckert for encouraging her ambition in writing, as well as, of course, her mother, Linda Rosebrook.
She graduated from Stryker High School in 1998 and moved on to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where she attended Lake Superior State University. After earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science, she moved on to New Hampshire briefly before spending two years at Youngstown State University in Ohio, where she studied creative writing under Dr. Phil Brady and Dr. Steve Reese while earning her MA in English Language and Literature.
She also studied at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho before taking a teaching position at Carl Sandburg College in 2006. While at Sandburg, she won the Phizzogs award for prose for her essay "Adventures in Domesticity." More recently, she won a poetry contest sponsored by The Hawkeye and finished third in the essay division of the same contest.
When she's not working on her latest creative writing project, Jolan is a technical writer and freelance editor. She now lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband Mark and enjoys cooking, reading, NASCAR, and watching movies.
|Jolan's writing blog|