Retired educator - Published author - Adult reading mentor- CASA - Women's prison volunteer & mentor - Poet - Storyteller - Children's advocate - Duplicate bridge player - Flower gardening - Tennis player.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind "I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!" was the result of volunteering in my grandson's first grade classroom. I was privy to much of the conversation between the students in the lunchroom, playground and sometimes in the classroom. Additionally, my grandson shared names with me that students were called at school. My observations at school and the conversations with my grandson laid the groundwork for my book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first published story that I wrote was about my mother as a tribute to her at Mother's Day. My "claim to fame" is that my small hometown newspaper published my writing the week of Mother's Day as a surprise to my mom.
A children's [5-8] book about name calling, the MOST DAMAGING form of bullying. Unchecked it can have a negative affect on a child's school success and self esteem. STORY LINE: School can be challenging and especially if there is a mean kid like Freddy. He called his classmates names and most often he picked on Billy calling him stupid and clumsy. One day Billy had it and he stood up to Freddy.