Dru Cartier is a passionate writer across a wide variety of genres, topics, and mediums. She is in the process of publishing her first children’s book titled “Two Bros and a Babe.” Most recently, her crime-drama screenplay, titled “Vendetta,” reached the semi-finals in an HBO writing competition out of thousands of entries. She is also co-writing a feature-length indie film and working on a YA series with mad scientists and multi-dimensional travel.
Aside from writing, Dru is a full-time substitute teacher and mother of two children (and two small dogs). She resides in northwestern Wyoming with them and her endlessly patient husband. Dru is originally from Los Angeles, but grew up in Los Gatos, California.
She earned her A.A. in English from West Valley Community College and her B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is a lifetime member of the Alpha Gama Sigma honor society and has held numerous positions on several student council committee boards including the $4.5 million architectural renovation team, the campus literary journal, newspaper, and on the council responsible for overseeing all student activity.
Early childhood literacy is the cornerstone of Dru’s writing philosophy. She developed Word Sprouts as a way to create ethically and responsibly developed books and entertainment for YA audiences as a means to encourage reading and creativity. She often teaches creative writing in small groups to help build the passion in others that she feels so strongly within herself.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso
“Creativity takes courage. ”
― Henri Matisse
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
― Edgar Degas
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
― E. L. Doctorow
“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
― E. L. Doctorow
“You should live in a manner that should enable you to devote time to writing and contemplation. As is often said, the writer is at work even when he is simply looking out the window.”
― F. Sionil Jose