Doris Schneider is a writer, artist, and former professor of theatre at William Carey University and North Carolina Central University. While directing a play in Singapore, extra time in a lush hotel room prompted her to continue writing a story she had begun years before in a not-so-lush tent in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The result is Borrowed Things. Her interests also include short stories and memoir.
A Mexican boy with a tragic past is befriended by a Carolina girl with a penchant for healing injured wild things through kindness and care. By Way of Water is a step back in time, a reliving of a love story in an exhilarating and complex decade of our nation’s history, the 1960’s.
Borrowed Things is set in North Carolina, alternating between Durham and a fictional coastal town on the Lockwood Folly River. Anne Gray, a woman with a troubled past, finds a new home in the dying town of Pearl where she releases the memories of two failed marriages as she sails the waters of the Innercoastal Canal with a haunted Latino priest and an elderly woman who wears No Fear t-shirts.