Joan W. Higgs, a retired English and Drama teacher, earned her B.A. from Fairmont State College (University) in Fairmont, WV, and her Master’s Equivalency from various institutions including Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of three. She lives with her husband and their border collie Annie in a farming community near Seven Valleys, PA
"One Moment" chronicles the author’s experience with sudden loss in her personal life and inside her classroom. It is also her memoir of growing up in West Virginia, daughter to a working single mother for part of her life. Clearly, it is the loss of her granddaughter to stillbirth that dominates this memoir and helps inform the public about a little known epidemic.