Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 17, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Lyn Fairchild Hawks on The Best Advice She’s Ever Received

Yesterday’s post featured author Lyn Fairchild Hawks’ novel, How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought.  Lyn’s experience as a teacher in economically diverse and racially mixed schools shaped her novel (and her life) in profound ways.   Today she answers the question, What is the best advice you’ve ever received? From Lyn:  When I was a novice high school English teacher, I would often seek …

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September 16, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought

It’s a fascinating thing when a friend of your youth writes a novel.  Especially a novel set in high school, when your lives were woven tight.  Lyn arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 9th grade, moving from northern California (France and Belgium before that).  It didn’t take her too long to figure things out and make a unique place for herself at our conservative private school. …

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