Like you, I learned lots of things from my parents. My mom gave me a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and love of reading. My Dad got me hooked on history and geography and asking questions to dig deeper for answers. I wanted to know more about my heroes and started at an early age dressing up in character, like Annie Oakley. (See pic at age four.)
I’ve always liked reading historical fiction and history and traveling to another time and place in my mind. My joy was teaching American History and World Geography and working with diverse populations and students from around the world. When I began to read to my own children, I fell in love with new stories that continued to entertain and open up worlds and I believe that there are many more stories to tell.