In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

I’ve had many fantastic teachers over the years, if asked to name the most influential, I’d have to name my ninth grade English teacher. Ms. Teare – the honor belongs to you. She started me on the path to writing long-form fiction by assigning a short-story project which became my first full-length manuscript. A manuscript she not only read, but edited over the course of many months, on her own time, in hours no doubt stolen from far more interesting pursuits. (I’ve read that manuscript again, as an adult, and realize just how big a sacrifice she made on my behalf.

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