Warren Crossley

BA Creative Writing & English - Fiction, Class of 2014

"I found my new home at SNHU in the creative writing program."

I'm the 45-year-old father of two boys and have been raising them as a single parent since their mother passed away three years ago. She was in college and, while editing her papers, I got the itch to go back to school myself. I had a preconceived notion of what it meant to be a student from my first attempt back in 1986 when I attended a university for a year and a half in an art program, but now, almost 30 years later, things have changed quite a bit.

I have arthritis in both of my knees, but the ability to take classes online has helped me overcome that obstacle and make my return. I have since earned an associate degree in arts and sciences at a community college, and then I found my new home at SNHU in the creative writing program. I have always loved writing but being back in school has inspired me to begin a novel and complete many short stories, one of which has already been published. The classes here are exciting, and the professors are eager to help their students succeed. I look forward to a bright future in the publishing industry and hope my sons learn by my example to enrich their lives with higher education when they grow up.