"You don’t choose writing; you write. If Heaven loves you, or slates you for madness, you publish. Originally,
schuyler kaufman dreamed of Shakespearean stardom. Drama school, singing telegrams, and six years onstage taught schuyler
that acting is best left to those who can, actually, act. Fortunately, schuyler can, actually, write."
Schuyler spent seven years writing her romance/mystery, Dear Mouse. . ., and hit a brick wall when it came time
to publish. High Country Writers helped her prepare her novel and find a publisher, fulfilling her dream to one day be a published
Schuyler Kaufman began editing and design work for Parkway Publishers in 2001, after writing for Northwest Journal
in the 1990s. She has continued working for High Country Publishers and freelancing since. She earned a BS in teaching middle
grades math and English and an MS in English Literature from ASU and has taught freshman writing and literature, communication,
public speaking and algebra. She has worked as a research assistant in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and, since
2005, has been Associate Editor of the History of Biblical Interpretation. She writes feature articles and book reviews
for Carolina Mountain Life (since 2002) and is Editor of the High Country Writers Journal (since 1999.) Her
own writing passion is mystery and historical fiction. Dear Mouse, a contemporary mystery set in the NC movie industry
won a HCW Book of the Year award, and she’s currently working on an historical mystery based on the life of Mary Frith
(Mol Cutpurse) in the 17th century.
She is the current editor of High Country Journal and has been a member since January 13, 1997.