As a former English teacher and novice novelist, I’d love to have a conversation with you.
Here is a photo of me in my former life, getting ready to grade Regents exams. In my book, a teacher suspects chicanery in the grading of this important exam, an understandable temptation that existed, unfortunately, in many schools across the country when job security and advancement rested on test results. Fortunately, no such problem existed at my school. But a novelist’s job is to ask, “what if?” and let imagination take flight.