Meet Mary from SRG

“Sometimes I’m so focused on basketball, or soccer, or volleyball, or whatever else…that I don’t take time to see–or smell–life.” Incredibly, Mary was on the verge of tears, but I knew she’d keep it contained. She doesn’t break down. She doubles down. Where I might blubber and fall apart, Mary would channel those emotions into competitiveness or overcome something or kicking someone’s butt.

I’m looking forward to shifting from the editing to the publication phase of my YA Christian novel, Suddenly Rural Girl. This is another glimpse at one of the characters. For more quotes from SRG, other authors I’m reading, and updates on Suddenly Rural Girl, follow my blog at or my Facebook page @Dann Hurlbert, Author.

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Dann is an educator, Media & Design Guru, Author, and Public Speaker. He currently serves as Media and Design Specialist at an impressive little Midwestern College where he works directly with faculty to develop effective instructional videos. He has an MFA in Digital Cinema from California's National University, a BSED in English and Theatre Education from the University of South Dakota, and a certificate in Online Education from UW Stout. He was founder and principle owner of Little Prompter, LLC, a teleprompter design and manufacturing company until he sold the company in 2020. Prior to joining Carleton's staff, he taught communication, theatre, and video production for approximately 15 years while working as a professional actor and director--appearing in over forty national and regional commercials and directing and editing dozens of videos and musicals. Dann’s MFA thesis project involved writing and directing an original, full-length musical, filming the entire development and production process, and editing it into an educational DVD entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical. His DVD is currently being distributed by Films Media Group.

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