My life is split. The first part (the majority) was spent as a Professor of Special Education at James Madison University where I trained teachers to work with students with disabilities. I wrote two professional books. I authored "Teaching Reading to Struggling Learners," and co-authored "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and ADHD" which has been translated into French and Korean. Upon retirement, I began writing novels which is more taxing intellectually than writing textbooks, and much more fun. There's just no way to include sex scenes in a book on teaching reading! However, the thought of my children reading such scenes is a bit worrisome. I have completed three novels: "Dirty Genes," "Dual Identity," and "A State of Kindness," all of which are available through the miraculous technology afforded by Smashwords. Writing is my second greatest source of joy; my first are my husband, 3 children, and 6 grandchildren.
on Dec. 07, 2012 :
As a child of a very permiscuous and careless father this story was my greatest fear. So much so that I married a man of a different race without even the slightest possibility of shared lineage. I thought the book could have been better edited. they were a few repetitive paragraphs. The moral compass seems to be completely off which is no problem for me but strange as the author kept referring to it. Overall a good read.
(review of free book)