About the Author:
As a teacher for 35 years, I taught every grade except kindergarten. My teaching experience extended to Adult Ed in Maine and Maryland, high school English in a Maryland psychiatric facility and to inmates in the Maryland state prison as well.
Teaching and writing have always been my passions. I retired early from teaching and turned to writing full time when the death knell sounded on my creativity in the classroom. We were being forced to "teach to the test" and that was something I refused to do. I longed for the days when I heard students saying "Gee whiz! Three o'clock already?" I knew I had to be doing something right! The projects we planned and carried out were amazing!
People have asked me if I'm the character Vera in the book. No, I'm not Vera or Dee although I must admit that there may be a little of me in both of them. The characters, setting, and events are purely fictional and are basically a composite of people, places, and events that I have known.
As someone once said: Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible.
I wish to honor and celebrate all good teachers everywhere who make a difference.
About The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name:
A delightful story of a little girl who doesn't like her name because it sounds foreign and writing her full name irritates her. Find out how Alessandra Teresa Petrucci finally resolves her problem.