A Leila Payson NovelAuthored by Mary Clark
Leila Payson, affectionately nicknamed "Miss Pacer" by her students, is always pushing the boundaries in her efforts to achieve her goal of becoming a better teacher and human being.
Before settling in to her life as a Social Studies teacher and volunteer at the local playground, Leila spent a year teaching in South Africa where she met an occupational therapist and others working within the disability community. Now, years later, when a student discovers he is going deaf and asks her for help, Leila embarks on a pivotal journey that calls on her to employ everything she's learned and earns her both allies and rivals.
And while she juggles work, family, and adventures with her diverse group of friends, a mysterious man with a book keeps appearing at her favorite places.
Come along for the ride as Leila Payson faces challenges and opportunities with spirit and courage ... and a bit of humor, too.
About the author:
Mary Clark, poet and author, was born in New Jersey and has lived in Florida, New York, and Virginia. She worked at several community-based agencies, was active in civic organizations, and started a community newspaper in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Her first book, Tally: An Intuitive Life, was published by All Things That Matter Press in 2013. Visit her on the Miami Morning Facebook
page and at her blog: http://literaryeyes.wordpress.com