Melancholy Mondays

I’ve completed the novel I started the month of November for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and by the time I got to the end, I realized I needed to change the title from “Miss?” (the name I was always called while I taught in the public school system) to Melancholy Mondays.

The story is based on journal entries I wrote during my first year of teaching, and the novel is literary fiction. Many of the events actually happened, and others could have happened. I would call it an expose on the ills of our current public education system, but there is enough humor throughout (I hope) to keep you from wanting to jump out a window.

More on this later! I’m working on my one page synopsis now in preparation for finding the perfect publisher!


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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

3 replies on “Melancholy Mondays”

I enjoyed this glimpse into the school of today, Laurel.

Anxious to read more. I can remember when a few progressive teachers changed the seating arrangements and the general consensus was, ” it will never work!!” And it was a great idea!!

Have you considered ” Smashword” ? A friend of John’s used that for his book. “Crooger Creek” by Ken Moore. Amusing and based on life experiences.

More! More!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, Nancy! I am anxious to find an agent to represent my story because I think more people should be not only talking about the condition of our classrooms, but taking aggressive action.

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