ROBERT L. LEIGHT graduated from Quakertown Junior-Senior High School. After service in the United States Air Force he prepared to teach at Kutztown State Teachers College. He was a classroom teacher at Palisades Junior-Senior High School and Pennridge Junior High School prior to completing graduate study at Lehigh University. He taught at Ursinus college and Lehigh University, where his main research interest was the history of education.
In 1979 Dr. Leight was elected to the Board of School Directors of the Quakertown Community School District, serving for 27 years, during six of which he was the school board President. Leight serves as the secretary of the Quakertown Community Education Foundation.
THOMAS MOLL, a native of Quakertown, is a graduate of Quakertown Community Senior High School. After graduating from American University with a degree in French and European studies, he earned his Master's from Lehigh University. Dr. Robert L. Leight served as his advisor.
After teaching French and social studies for ten years in the Souderton Area School district, Mr. Moll pursued a Master of Library Science at Kutztown University. He is now the librarian at Souderton Area High School. Since 2000 he has been involved with the historic Richland Library Company, Quakertown, and has served as its librarian since 2004.
Other Books by the authors
Richard Moore and the Underground Railroad at Quakertown (2019)
Brick Tavern: the Inn, the Village, and the People (2018)
Anniversary History of the QCSD: the Boroughs (2016)
Anniversary History of the QCSD: the Townships (2015)
A Pictorial History of Milford and Trumbauersville (2012)
Images of America: Richland Township and Richlandtown Boroughs (2011)
.LYNDA RYMOND is the author of two picture books published by Houghton Mifflin, The Village of Basketeers and Oscar and the Mooncats. She is a finalist for 2019 Bucks County Poet Laureate, a finalist for the 2018 Main Street Poetry competition, and her short story "IN Moonlight" was an honorable mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable National Competition for paranormal tales.
She is the leader of Words Come Easy, a drop-in-writing workshop where beginning and experienced writers use ever-changing prompts and props to inspire poems, stories, and creative non-fiction in a supportive atmosphere. It meets at the Haycock Township Community Center Library every Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm.
Lynda Gene grew up in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, attended Bucks County Community College and received a B.F.A. from the California College of Arts, having studied drawing, ceramics, and book arts. Lynda Gene now lives on Goblin Farm in Applebachsville with her husband, painter Charles Browning, where they tend goats, chickens, honeybees, an enormous vegetable and fruit garden, two studios and no television.
I spent my early years in schools in the Middle Atlantic States, went to high school in Swarthmore, PA, and then received a BS in Education at Arcadia University. This was later followed by a MS in Education from Wheelock College and further graduate work at Lehigh University.
Between Arcadia and Wheelock, I worked in the Public Relations Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And there I met Earl Winters from Gallipollis, Ohio, who was getting his PHD in Physical Chemistry. We married that August and I began teaching second grade in the Newton Public Schools. Three years later, our daughter, Linda Lee, was born.
After Earl's MIT graduation, we moved to Pennsylvania where Earl worked at AT&T-Bell Labs, and I was a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I/gifted teacher, elementary supervisor, and college instructor. I also worked as a consultant at the American International Schools in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Torino and Milan, Italy; india; and Nepal. I loved it. I spoke at many conferences.
When Peter Catalanotto, a local author, came to one of my schools, I talked to him about my dream of writing Children's books. He said, "Give yourself five years to break in." Luckily for me, the school board offered early retirement two weeks later. I left my lovely job in the Palisades School District and started all over again, writing children's books full time. Now I have 24 books published with two more on the way in 2018.