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Retired teacher. Married to a retired teacher. Enjoying the freedom of retirement.

Background Information

I have always enjoyed observing animals.  While teaching 2nd Grade in 1965 my room was considered the zoo by the kindergarten.  My students played with the snakes and tarrantulas after their work was completed. (Sometimes to the horror of the mothers who came to the school.)  I write about  animals and animal life.  Although my narrator might be the animal, I interject their  thoughts.  Reading is "Art for the Imagination" and is the only place where animals can talk to the reader.  Be they a bird, a bob cat or a dragon, it is in a book that adventures begin and possible endings.


Birth Place
Berea, OH USA

Teacher of the Month (several times during the career in the classroom) President of Placentia Unified Teachers Associatin, President of Phi Delta Kappa, Long Beach State Campus, Principal, Eastern Sierra Unified, Department Chair, Science and Health, Nimitz Middle School, Los Angeles Unified, Coordinator of 5 school Olympic Celebration, PTA Scholarship, ECE Scholarship, Member Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Additional Information

Currently working on "The Musical Dragon: The dragon that wanted to be in the band" for the Chinese New Year. Also a potential animated version of the same. Waiting on illustrations for the Adventures of Billy Bob Cat, whith 2 adventures on paper. And maybe "The Hummingbird That Couldn't Hum." At 75+ the ideas keep flowing.

Contact Information

25101 Bear Vally Road PMB 42
Tehachapi CA 93561-8311   USA
Contact Author: Richard W Oldenburg

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