“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Formal nightI am a writer, teacher, and creativity coach. My passion is supporting writers and visual artists in their creative endeavors and seeing their creative ideas brought to fruition. I facilitate two Meetup groups, where writers and artists gather for instruction, mutual encouragement, and inspiration: Just Write and The Artist’s Way Circle. I have also taught writing classes at a local continuing education program.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and History from Indiana University and teacher certification from Ursinus College. A series of positions in an international pharmaceutical company afforded me the opportunity to write, edit, and proofread a wide variety of critical business documents, but this lacked the creative expression I craved. In 2010, a reorganization thrust me out of the corporate world and onto a new path, resurrecting my dreams of being a writer.

I am a Creativity Coaching Association Member working towards certification. I am also a member of Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) of Greater Philadelphia and Romance Writers of America.

Patty Kline Capaldo with her husband and their two cats