Q: So, how did you become interested in writing?

A: A nun. With a yard stick. And a mean streak.


Just kidding. No one wants to believe me, but I had the most wonderful nuns when I attended Catholic school. This is my first grade class. One nun, one room, 63 kids. No teacher’s assistant, no room mother. Perfect order at (almost) all times. And, yes, Sister Georgine did instill in me a love of reading and writing.

I am dead center in the second row from bottom. Because … teacher’s pet. 

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