Carole's Lliterary Timeline

By brownl
  • reading with stepdad, Clint

    reading with stepdad, Clint
    Clint didn't graduate from high school, but he was always ready and willing to read stories to me
  • Mom reads the book Heidi to me.

    Mom reads the book Heidi to me.
    Every night, before I went to sleep, my mom would sit on my bed and read a chapter of the book to me.
  • Wrote a book!

    Wrote a book!
    For class we were to write our own story and make a table of contents, title page and even a front and back cover. I still have mine!
  • A lifelong love of reading begins.

    I really don't remember when I began reading. I think I have forever! I love the time travel!
  • writing through troubles

    writing through troubles
    I began writing on my own when things were out of balance in my life - when things were really bothering me. I kept journals, wrote poems, etc. My favorite place to write was the hay barn.
  • My passion for collecting old books begins.

    Again, I don't really know when this began. But my mom has some very old books and I fell in love with some of them - the language is so different! And the world is so far removed from mine. I have quite a few old books now, but my most treasured are the ones from my mom.
  • A change of direction

    A change of direction
    I had decided to recieve a secretarial degree at Northwest. Within a few weeks I discovered without a shadow of a doubt that secretarial school was not for me! I changed my major to Drama and my minor to English. My high school teacher's words rang in my ears . . ."you should be an English teacher".
  • A license to teach

    A license to teach
    And was I ever scared!
  • Teaching at East Buchanan

    Teaching at East Buchanan
  • Teaching at Savannah RIII High School

    Teaching at Savannah RIII High School
    A gap had evolved in my life from writing and teaching to parenting. When I stepped back into teaching, I was terrified. Much had changed. My passion is to help my students discover the gift of reading and writing.
  • Prarie Lands Writing Project

    Prarie Lands Writing Project
    Prarie Lands saved me in so many ways. It brought back to me my forgotten love of writing, it gave me confidence as a teacher again, and it helped me navigate this new world of technology.
  • Today - and there is so much that lies ahead . . .

    Today - and there is so much that lies ahead . . .
    I share my writing with my students now. I understand their fears about writing, because I have them too. Together we work through the jungle.