Eileen Creeger, mother of two grown sons and grandmother to four adorable grandchildren, jokingly says that after working part-time for many years in various administrative jobs she had a mid-life crisis.

Through career counseling she discovered that she loved working with words.

So, in her mid-forties, she embarked on a new career path to pursue her love of the English language. As a previous editorial research assistant for Sinai Hospital’s Cancer Institute, former executive director of the Suburban Orthodox Congregation and current blog writer through Myerberg’s Stories from the Soul, Creeger knows a thing or two about writing.

She is this year’s first place winner in her age category of The Associated and the Baltimore Jewish Times writing contest that captured the historical perspective of 2020 and the importance of our community during this time.

We sat down with Eileen to learn a little bit more about this Silver Wordsmith winner.

What made you decide to enter the writing contest?

A couple people mentioned it to me. Years ago, I won a writing contest sponsored by WBAL-Radio and I’m in the women’s blog sponsored by the Myerberg. So, I decided to enter. It took a while to find a “hook.”

If you could go back in time, what career would you have chosen for yourself?

I probably should have been a librarian.

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