Polly Kronenberger is a writer and artist. This was a direct proclamation from the Universe. Or the Justice League. Or maybe both.
Kronenberger’s talents began at an early age. When she was just three years old, she declared to her mother that she wanted to be a writer. “Mom, I do declare. I wish to be a writer someday.” Her mother informed her that she needed to learn the alphabet first. Temporarily put on hold, she began looking for the ultimate pencil sharpener. Not the manual kind that leave shavings all over the floor, but the models that you plug into an electrical outlet, and which really give the pencil a good go-around.
Her attraction to drawing was much the same. Polly Wolly doodles all the day. She found herself spending countless hours recreating her version of the Sistine Chapel on the underside of the kitchen table while she was growing up. It wasn’t until the family replaced the Formica table, that her talent was discovered. Albeit, the painting looked more like a scene from the Flintstones than anything from Florence.
Kronenberger began studying abroad. Far, far away. The experience led her back homeward, not studying at all, but rather playing fast and hard on the University of Wisconsin Rugby Team, where she excelled as a Flanker, and a Number Eight. When she was discovered as not being an actual student at the University, the Rugby playing had to stop.
Which led her back to writing, and drawing, and here. With you now. Right on. Write on.