University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Shirley J Willis

For 34 years, Shirley Willis taught, consulted and administered programs for students with special needs in every disability category, kindergarten through twelfth grade, in Wisconsin, Maine and Arizona. After completing 61,753 pages of reports and forms, she retired to let out the stories whispering at the edge of her keyboard. "Naked Teaching: A Love Story," about a rural Arizona teacher struggling to coach her students through the winner takes all education game, is her touching, funny and moving debut novel. She lives with her best-buddy husband, Richard, smack in the middle of Arizona’s spectacular vistas.

She holds an MSEd in special education and administration. Her BS is in elementary education and learning disabilities.

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Naked Teaching: A Love Story
Fiction / Literature
June 2017
ISBN 9781941859650
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Janine Waters never set out to be anyone's hero but at 60 years old, she moves to Arizona and plunges full time into the Wild West version of a middle school in rural northern Arizona--only this time as the rookie. More/less

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