|Joan Hanlon Curley, NC'57 ~ Children's Book Author|
LUCIAN'S BOAT The Story of a Boy's Life by the Sea is a simple, elegant story about growing up, and the cyclical nature of time. It was inspired by a painting called "Low Tide" by Tom Cardamone. It is a story of growth, and the continuing cycle of renewal in children’s dreams for the future. This story can inspire children, parents and others who touch children's lives to discover the world again and watch as children's dreams today become tomorrow's reality.
Joan Hanlon Curley is a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart ('57) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She received a Master’s of Education Degree from Boston University. Curley continued to earn graduate credits at Tufts University, Salem State College and the University of Guam. She is twice the past President of the Naples Press Club and is currently Treasurer of the Circumnavigators Club, Naples Chapter. The author has received numerous awards including the Woman of the Year Award from the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Massachusetts. For their outstanding service to the people of Guam, she and her husband have been awarded a commission from the Governor of Guam to become a member of the Ancient Order of the Chamorri. Curley has had a lengthy career in education, serving as a fifth grade teacher, a guidance counselor and a school principal. She is originally from the North Shore of Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The author has traveled extensively – circumnavigating the globe twice -- and has lived in Bermuda, Guam, and Cairo, Egypt. She currently lives in Naples, Florida where she is active in many community organizations. This is Curley’s seventh book.
Additional book titles by Joan J. Curley. NC'57 include: "All Boats have Pretzels"; "Lili, the Orphan Hen"; "Tanika and the Kiskadee"; "Tarek and the Talking Egyptian Horn"; "The Dandelion Slayers".