Adriane Brown, a long-time political activist and teacher, has been writing poems and stories since childhood. She is the author of The Cafe on Dream Street, a novel that focuses on the social and political dynamics within families and in the communities in which they live. She has also recently had a personal essay, Grandma in a Time of Terror, published in Arcturus Literary Magazine, the literary journal of the Chicago Review of Books.
She was born in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Chicago and the Bronx. She attended City College of New York and San Francisco State University, where she earned a B.A., two teaching credentials and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She taught for many years in both the California and the Montgomery County, MD, public schools. She honed her love for the written word by taking dozens of writing classes at the Bethesda Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She lives in Maryland with her husband.