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Trustee's Essay Published in New Book

The community knows her well as a wife, mother and member of the Huntington School Board, but Emily Rogan has a professional life, too. The second-term trustee recently had an essay published in a new book that is now available for purchase.

The book, "Fits Starts and Matters of the Heart - 28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between," is a collection of essays by writers from Freelance Success, an online professional writer organization that counts Mrs. Rogan as one of its members.

"My essay was chosen for the book in a 'blind read' by the committee," she said. "They didn't know whose work they were choosing when they read the submissions." The book is currently available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

"For anyone who has fallen in love, been betrayed, lost a parent or let a child fly from the nest, 'Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart' will resonate with your heart," according to a book profile posted on Amazon.com. "In this compelling collection, a group of writers share the joy and angst at the root of all relationships. Through stories of family and friends, lovers and exes, even pets and rock stars, these writers demonstrate the enduring power of relationships to drive, haunt, empower, and enrich us."

An award winning journalist, Mrs. Rogan grew up here and graduated from Huntington High School in 1983. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at Cornell University and a Master's degree at New York University.

Thirteen years ago Mrs. Rogan moved back to Huntington from New York City with her husband Bob (Huntington Class of 1979). Together they have a son, Henry who is a freshman at Huntington High School and a daughter Julia, a fifth grader at Woodhull School.

Prior to winning her first term on the School Board in May 2006, Mrs. Rogan was active in the school community for many years, serving on various district-wide committees and participating in building level PTA organizations. 

A member of the district's Comprehensive Health Advisory Committee and the Lowndes Avenue Task Force, Mrs. Rogan is passionate about education in general and particularly public education, and firmly believes in the benefits it reaps for children. She has a particular interest in the health and wellness of all students.

Professionally, Mrs. Rogan is a freelance writer, often authoring articles for newspapers and magazines about subjects affecting children and families. Before becoming a mother, she worked for the CBS News show 48 Hours. She also employed for many years by Junior Achievement of New York, a non-profit organization that focuses on education and mentoring.

In her free time Mrs. Rogan enjoy running, yoga and playing golf. She is also an avid reader and is known to keep a pile of books nearby.

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