Dawn Reno Langley, "The Mourning Parade"
Dawn Reno Langley, The Mourning Parade
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm
Natalie DeAngelo lost everything the day her two young sons were killed in a school shooting. Desperate to find relief from her unspeakable loss, she volunteers as a veterinarian on an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, but soon realizes she may be in over her head. Battling the memories that torment her day and night, Natalie must find a way to heal an angry, injured elephant named Sophie. Through love, acceptance, and gentle care, Natalie and Sophie heal together, finding new ways to enjoy life again.
At eleven years old, Dawn Reno Langley wrote her first published piece: an essay on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Since then her pen/computer has spewed forth a great number of written works ranging from newspaper articles to novels, poetry to children's books, memoirs to fantasies. Her pseudonyms include: Dawn Reno, Dawn E. Reno, Dawn Elaine Reno, Dawn Reno Langley, and Diana Lord. An avid traveler, she attempts to visit a new country/international city at least once a year. Though she loves the old standbys (Paris, Venice, London), she's also fond of Islamabad and St. Kitts. Next on her list: anywhere in Africa. As a teacher, Dawn has touched the lives of students from a 6th grade Montessori class to students in honors-level university courses. She counts many of them among her friends. Gardening fills up other hours, and whether it's a new piece of land that needs to be tilled or a hanging basket that simply needs watering, if it's green, she wants to nourish it. (However, she's having issues with roses lately . . . anyone with a new way of handling black spot?) She blogs about books on Goodreads.com; talks about being a Baby Boomer on dawnrenolangley.blogspot.com/; marvels at being a single woman with a stubborn dog in her blog, Walking Izzy; and discusses gardening and poetry at poetryandgardening.blogspot.com She also reviews the arts in the Raleigh-Durham area for Triangle Arts and Entertainment. Next on her plate: writing a new novel!