Gina Prosch is a writer and teacher. She’s always been drawn to good stories, and as a kid her best Christmas was the year she received 17 Nancy Drew books,…and had she had read them all before school started again after New Year’s Day.
She’s also susceptible to the lure of a brand new notebook or journal and all those beautiful blank pages just waiting for something to be written on them. Oh, and the fountain pens! Don’t forget the fountain pens.
Gina’s love of reading drew her to degrees in English and years spent teaching at the University of Wyoming and Presbyterian College. She’s also taught kids at the high school and elementary levels.
Gina is the author of the illustrated children’s book Joy! You Find What You Look For, the first in the three-book Holly’s Choice series from Boy’s Town Press. She’s also co-authored the nine-book Jo Harper Adventure series with her husband, award-winning author Richard Prosch, and written the Emma Davenport series of comic books and comic strips.
She’s also the author of the micro-memoir This Day’s Joy, culled from her #ThisDaysJoy social media odyssey here she looked for (and found!) one joyful thing every day for more than 10-years. A part of her journey, Gina developed a companion journal, Finding This Day’s Joy, to help others do likewise. Gina’s nonfiction work has appeared in a wide variety of national print and online magazines.
An entertaining and engaging teacher, Gina moved from the classroom to the speaker’s podium where she has delivered numerous presentations on deliberately seeking joy. She continues to foster a love of literature and writing in others through in-person and online writing workshops. She also offers 1-1 mentorships for writers or people looking to embark on their own joy-journey.
To connect with Gina, join her mailing list at Substack or follow her on social media by looking for the @ginaproschwrites handle.
Gina lives on her family farm in mid-Missouri. When she’s not writing, you may find her in the garden, curled up in her favorite chair reading, quilting, or crocheting.