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About (Biography)

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Forrest spent his early childhood in Wisconsin, but moved when he was six years old to Peterson, Minnesota, where he went to school and graduated in 1989.

He attended college at Winona State University and graduated in 1994 with a double major in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing.  He returned to Winona State in 1998 and received a degree in English Teaching. 

In 2000, Forrest began teaching full-time at Studio Academy Charter Arts High School in Rochester, MN.  In 2007, he returned to his hometown to teach English at Rushford-Peterson High School.

During all of this, Forrest has always been writing.  At the age of 12, he received his first typewriter and it's been nonstop ever since.  His first poem was published in 1994 in a small literary magazine called Rag Mag and his first play, Collage, was published in 1998 by Contemporary Drama Service.  His also wrote briefly for a newspaper called Fillmore County Journal and wrote a radio show called Days of our Roadsboro for the Commonweal Theater.

 

As of now, Forrest's plays have been performed in 44 states (and counting) in the U.S. and internationally as well in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

He is married to his lovely and talented wife, Missy, and has two children, Jackson and Sophia.  They currently live in an old farm house outside of Mabel, Minnesota, where they curse the winters and relish the summers.

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