One gorgeous summer day when I was eleven, my parents locked me out of the house so I would play outside instead of being ‘holed up in my room reading’–but I sneaked a book outside and read on the front steps instead.
My reading life has continued full steam ahead for another 50-some years. For several years when my children were young I worked part time in both an independent bookstore and a children’s bookstore–it was there I developed my love of mid-list fiction and developed the passion for finding just the right book for our customers. Before my retirement in 2018, I spent twenty-five years teaching high school English where every day I was privileged to share my love of literature and writing with students.
Since I’m no longer a book seller, I content myself with blogging my reviews. At home, it’s just me, my hubby, a cat or two, and a dog. My three grown children have families of their own now, and my four grandchildren–Jonas, Luna, Alexis, and Natalie–provide me with smiles and snuggles and hugs all around.