Other than my family, I have had two passions in my life. One was teaching and the other was writing. I was an elementary teacher for 23 years. I loved it! Bonding with my students was one of the best feelings ever! It was such a joy to share read alouds with them. But it was even more fun talking about books during reading groups. I was always amazed when they brought up viewpoints and ideas about what we were reading that I never even thought about.
Deciding to retire from teaching was a tough one. But in doing that, I was able to pursue my second passion: writing. I started off by taking a beginning writing course online. That course ignited my desire to write. I have currently written several picture books that I am tweaking in order to get them into shape to send off to prospective publishers. I hope to see them in print someday.
My family at Disney World!