Books have always been my first love. Since Mrs. Justice's 5th grade class, when we were allowed to check out any book we wanted from the library AND have reading time in class, I was hooked. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Laura Ingalls were all my friends that year. During high school I devoured historical fiction, … Continue reading How in the World Do You Find Time to Read?
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at The Root, speak locally last week. I did not grow up in the community I now live and teach in and when I moved here 25 years ago, I was told the very basics of its history -- there was … Continue reading The Power of Author Talks