Thank you for your interest! I’m glad for the chance to share my stories with you.
In the fall of 2005 I started poring through my journals, photos, video footage and correspondence in order to draw up a master list of topics. Actual writing began in January 2006, using pencil and paper to draft, and revising during typing.
By the fall of 2006 I laid out a chapter sequence and began a more intense revision process.
I’d hoped to publish the complete work in time for the Beijing Olympics (August 2008) but missed that deadline. Deflated, I left the book untouched for nine months. A “just finish it” speech from a colleague prompted me to resume, and in eight feverish months I completed revision, photo scanning and layout. The book became available on January 8, 2010.
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I’m happily married and have
two three energetic and brilliant sons. I work as a public middle school Gifted/Talented teacher, a fabulous job that gives me the opportunity to inspire the next generation of learners.
The Year I Smelled Like Milk is my first book.
Feel free to email me at my Gmail account, theforester.