It’s never too late to be what you might have been. It’s never too early either.
“When I was a little girl, in fourth grade to be more precise, my teacher discussed the vocabulary word “late bloomer” with us. For some reason I decided right then and there that I wanted to be one, and it seems that I have done just that. Although I’ve been writing since I was a teenager, it took me 60 years to publish a book. Almost ten years later I’ve finally gotten around to publishing my second one. My first book was Les Amis, a short history of an amazing group of ten women that included my mother-in-law Florence Maruschak. My latest book is Bev: The Invisible Sister, a family memoir centered around my intellectually disabled sister Beverley.”
Rory was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, attended public schools in and around Reading, then went to Kutztown University for a degree in education and on to Drexel University for a master’s degree in library science. Her career in libraries spanned 32 years, first at the Bethlehem Public Library, then the Allentown Public Library and finally the Allentown School District. During those years she wrote children's stories and plays, poetry, short stories, magazine articles, book reviews, newsletters, and even romance novels. For the past few years she has put most of her writing energy into her memoir Bev: the Invisible Sister. Now that she is retired, she spends her time with her husband Greg and dog Pancho in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Besides writing, she enjoys training and competing dogs, doing aqua aerobics, and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong classes.
Rory writes as both Rory Janis Miller and Aurora St. Charles.