Gloria Respress-Churchwell Newton resident
Gloria is grateful for the chance to run the Boston Marathon to support the Boys and Girls Club of Newton. Having participated in marathons in Nashville and Chicago, her motivation includes the children and youth whose lives are forever changed because of local youth organizations. She lives in Newton with her husband and children and is passionate about sharing nonfictional stories with kids, especially those about unsung heroes. Having received her M.A. and M.F.A. from Simmons University in Children’s Literature and Writing for Children, her next book, Follow Chester!, debuts in the Fall of 2019.