I’ve been a high school English teacher for thirteen years, so my weekends are filled mostly with grading papers on Shakespeare and Ernest Gaines. That doesn’t leave a girl much time to date, even though I live in the Bay Area. Supposedly, one of the top five places in the United States to meet men. In my online journey I’ve gone out on 83 dates (yes, I counted), and nearly all of them run the gamut between bearable and embarrassing. My memoir takes the reader on my journey as I try to find the one person who will complement my life, not complicate it.
I have been influenced by many authors. My favorite ones are Steinbeck and King. However, my favorite book to teach is To Kill a Mockingbird.