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DERINDA BABCOCK: Author and Educator

Background and Education influence Derinda’s writing

Education and Career

  • Associate of Arts:  Art and Music majors;
  • Completing an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Media Arts and Design;
  • Bachelor of Arts with Linguistically Diverse  (Spanish) endorsement: Art and Modern Languages majors, History and Psychology minors;
  • Master of Arts: Education
  • Languages studied: French, German, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
  • Most Highly Developed Skill Areas:  English Language Acquisition/English as a Second Language, Reading Instruction
  • Almost twenty-five years in public education teaching second language learners, K – 12

Most beneficial educational training


  • Fiction: Dodging Destiny (Aug. 2015), In Search of Destiny (Feb. 2016) by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.; Following Destiny (Fall – Winter 2016)
  • Short stories: “Dancing Hands,” winner of the 2015 Writers In the Storm contemporary category and included in the Dancing Up A Storm anthology published by Chalfont House. “In A Still Moment,” (Civil War) and “A Christmas Tale,” contemporary, Indie published.
  • Represented by Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary Agency


  • Wife, mother, grandmother
  • Lives on a small ranch in Southwestern Colorado
  • Enjoys gardening, working with animals, and increasing her knowledge and skills