About Me

I am a freelance writer and the Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Writers' Network-West. For many years, I was employed by a major financial corporation, where I wrote everything from procedures to letters for the consumer relations department to quality reviews. After leaving that organization to move to a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, I began my freelance career by learning the importance of editing while working as an intern for a travel website, then going on to write economic development brochures and grants for local non-profits and a few columns on travel for a local newspaper. 

  At birth, my parents named me Kathleen Ellen, but always called me Ellen. I love to tell people about how I used to get in trouble at the beginning of every school year for not answering to Kathleen at roll call. I became adept at explaining why they should call me Ellen, and that's how I've always thought of myself. Until now, that is. Wanting to have a unique presence on the internet, and finding several other Ellen Schofields, including one with a website, I made the decision to use that pesky first name that has gotten me into so much hot water over the years. I think it has a nice ring to it - Kathleen Ellen Schofield.

I was born in Wyoming, moving between Casper and Cody until I was nine, when my family moved to Bozeman, Montana. After finishing high school and a couple of years of college at Montana State University (MSU), I married Paul M. Schofield, who writes science fiction novels. After 18 years of marriage, we moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with our two children. Eighteen years after that, Paul and I moved to the mountains of western North Carolina, where we now live with our two cats. Our daughter lives nearby with her cat, and our son and daughter-in-law live in Hollywood, Florida with their cat. Hmm...18 years and cats...seems to be a pattern here!

About the blog

I'm an information junkie, and this blog has been designed to share information with others. That's why you'll notice lots of links to additional websites sprinkled throughout. So click if you dare!

As the subtitle says, I will be having fun writing about my travels and my family history. Two subjects that lend themselves more to facts than opinions. My goal: to share the serendipity, defined by Merriam Webster as: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for, that I find to be the essence of both of my subjects. My hope is that you will experience your own serendipity within the pages of this blog.