Author and Converse grad, Mary Ann Claud BA ’59 & MM ’61 began writing professionally in the 1970’s for the Hendersonville Times News. Her writing explores everything from art and music, to travel stories, and personal profiles. Mrs. Claud has seen recent success with novels including The Dancin’ Man, and her latest novel Whirlygig: The Dancin’ Man’s Daughter. Her novels explore family dysfunction and the dynamics of living in small-town South.
Her broad career has expanded into the classroom where she taught adult education courses in creative writing, and Southern literature.