My first liner for today comes from fellow blogger and author, Teagan Riordian Geneviene’s Atonement, Tennessee. From the prologue:

“Dawn’s light cast shadows that shifted amid branches of magnolias and mountain laurel, and danced upon statuary and grave stones.”

This mysterious cemetery which “came with the house” that protagonist, Esmerelda bought for a steal is an integral part of the mystery, suspense, and supernatural of this 2012 publication. It is a real page-turner and a book I am currently reading on my Kindle. My biggest question today is, “Why didn’t I discover this author’s storytelling talent sooner”? EERIE AND SPOOKY AND GOOD!

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."


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