I always enjoy reading what you write. As a retired teacher, your words brought back memories of the importance of every word uttered by a teacher and how they can influence a person’s life. Thank goodness, you didn’t stop. Teachers play a significant role in a child’s development; hence they should be cautious when making any remark to an impressionable young person.
Runaway Smile and your other books are outstanding.
Except for writing, I also love music (from a school performance. I am the ugly duckling in circle. I practically grew up wearing turtlenecks. My friend Dimitris Fousekis once wondered if I even had a neck, as he “had never seen it”)
Ever since I remember myself, I have enjoyed writing. At school, many of my classmates dreaded essay-writing, whereas I could count on my essays to be read in class. So, when I finished highschool, I figured I’d try writing for a living.
Expecting words of praise, I showed one of my short stories to a career councilor who was a family friend. Instead of the expected thumbs-up, she told me in no uncertain terms that I had no future in writing, and I had best focus my energy on a “proper” career.
So, I became an engineer, then an architect, then a web developer.
In 2009, I decided to…
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