After decades of putting his artistic passions on the backburner, Tom Jefferies finally acknowledged it was a calling he just couldn’t continue to ignore.
Jefferies, who was raised in Bath, England, hails from a family of artists.
“I arrived in Ireland with no phone, no home and no hairdresser,” said Anne Driscoll, an award-winning journalist, social worker and author.
The longtime Swampscott resident details her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar working with the Irish Innocence Project in her engaging three-volume Irish You Were Here book series, which showcases her superb storytelling skills.
Local journalist presents a collection that celebrates the Greater Boston middle class
By RICH FAHEY
As a staff writer for The Boston Globe, Steve Rosenberg covered the suburbs from 2001 to last December, and along the way has documented many of the traditions and rituals that make the Greater Boston area what it is.
Local author Julie Johnson has published six contemporary romance novels.
By STACEY MARCUS
For those of you who think fairy tales don’t come true, take a moment to meet Swampscott High School graduate Julie Johnson. The 2010 graduate has published six contemporary romance novels and is working on her seventh.
Rich Malagrifa stands atop Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain in the state of Miane, as part of his journey across the Appalachian Trail. | Photo: Courtesy of Rich Malagrifa
By STACEY MARCUS
What would inspire Swampscott’s former chairman of the Board of Selectman and commercial airline pilot to trek more than 2,000 miles across the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine? “Midlife crisis,” smiles Rich Malagrifa who chronicled his adventure and life milestones in his book “From 35,000 Feet to the Appalachian Trail, The Executive Hike of the Appalachian Trail.”