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Former Teacher Becomes Designer: Dare to Follow Your Dreams

A journey from the secure walls of the classroom to the dramatic world of the theatrical stage


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Born to Create
by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
Born to Create by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD

At forty years old, Dr. Contino made a decision to leave her secure teaching job to pursue an uncertain career in the theatrical arts. Born to Create tells the story of her journey from the rigorous world of the academe, to the vivacious backstage of the performing arts.

Retired teacher, costume designer, author, and playwright, Rosalie Contino, PhD, challenges readers to follow their true calling in her courageous memoir, Born to Create.

At forty years old, Dr. Contino made a decision to leave her secure teaching job to pursue an uncertain career in the theatrical arts. Born to Create tells the story of her journey from the rigorous world of the academe, to the vivacious backstage of the performing arts. In the book, Dr. Contino candidly talks about her experience of going back to school at forty. Despite her success, her journey was far from perfect. She opens up about the difficulty of adjusting to the different atmosphere, career, and people while facing her familyís doubts. But in the end, she persevered. ďOnce the door of opportunity presents itself, go for it!Ē

Born to Create was featured at one of the premiere international gatherings of publishing professionals, the Frankfurt Book Fair, from October 11 to 15, 2017. The event took place at the Frankfurt Trade Fair, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Born to Create
Written by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
Kindle | $2.99
Paperback | $9.99
Hardback | $24.99

Book copies are available at LitFire Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.


About the Author

Rosalie H. Contino, PhD, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelorís degree in elementary education from Fordham University, and her masterís and doctorís degrees in educational theater and costume design from New York University. Now retired, she spends her time writing books and plays, designing costumes, and giving lectures.

For more information about Rosalie and her works, visit www.rosaliecontinobooks.com.


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