In one form or another, I’ve been a writer ever since fifth grade when I wrote a story about a thousand-pound, eleventh-century English peasant, who rolled down a hill, broke through the walls of a city in the Holy Land, and won the day for the Crusaders. The teacher liked the story. The kids loved it enough to make me a classroom celebrity for a week, and I was hooked! No matter what I did afterwards, writing was always a part of my life. I’ve been a professional actor, a model, a singer, and whole bunch of other things. But most of the time I was a middle school teacher, who specialized in Theater Arts and writing. By combining theater with telling stories whenever I could to get kids interested in learning, my classes were considered so unique, one of my supervisors started calling me, “The Unconventional Teacher.” I liked the title and proudly claimed it. When I retired, I missed teaching so much it as only a matter of time before I’d find an excuse to write stories. You see I’m one of those lucky people who have always been able to do what I love. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

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