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McTaggart, Jacquie

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Comments from the author about writing:
I am a "late blooming" writer. Throughout my forty-two year teaching career I participated in roughly 1500 parent teacher conferences. All of the parents I conferenced with wanted their child to have a successful school experience, but many were unaware of the little things THEY could do to help to ensure such an outcome. I decided to address the situation when I retired from teaching - at age 61. I wrote From the Teacher's Desk, a 247-page book for parentsIn the book I offered suggestions, but I did not preach. I discussed serious issues, but I presented them with humor. I expected my book would be a "big deal" in my hometown, but remain virtually unknown to the rest of the world. I was wrong. Several thousand copies of the book sold during the first year (2004), and orders continue to trickle in yet today. And I'm still writing.

To date I have written selections for two anthologies and one reference text, 250 weekly newspaper columns (From the Teacher's Desk), and more than fifty articles for magazines and academic journals. And I have a new mantra: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE AND YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genres: Humor, How to..., Humor, How to..., Essays

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No

Author Web site URL:

Mailing Address:

128 14th Ave. NE
Independence, IA 50644

E-mail Address:

Phone Number: 319 334-3585

County: Buchanan

Books By This Author

  • From the Teacher's Desk, Inc., Port Charlotte, FL, 2003.

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