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HBF Teacher has been a public school middle grades teacher for three years. Before that, HBF substitute taught for two years. HBF has also worked as a live-in nanny and an accounts payable representative.
Today, when not nurturing young minds, HBF enjoys travel, photography, culinary arts, and the cinema. The Cohen Brothers and Tyler Perry are among her favorite artistic contributors.
HBF Teacher is also the author of No Teachers Left Behind, a fictional yet realistic look at the frustrations of middle school staff.
We interviewed HBF Teacher to find out more about her controversial book and her life as a published author.
Thank you for this interview, HBF Teacher. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?
Well I’m a happily married middle grades school teacher with two children. I’ve been writing ever since kindergarten. Of course, my stories have gotten lengthier and hopefully much better over the years.
Do you write full-time?
A part of me would love to write full-time, but then there’s the other part of me that needs to share my love of literature and writing. That’s the part of me that’s inside of a classroom most of the year.
At what point in your life did you make up your mind you were going to become a published author?
Right after 9/11. I had been writing forever, but I kept pushing the publishing side away for some reason. September 11th changed my life like it changed the lives of so many others. I didn’t want tomorrow to come and not have achieved my goal of publishing a book.
Was there anyone in your life that you can give credit to helping pave the way?
My grandmother – the most remarkable school teacher I’ve ever known. I spent many of my younger years with her, and what I recall most was that even when she had to scrape the bottom of her purse for change, she always had money to buy me some type of book or magazine to read. She also reminded me how important it is to always keeping moving ahead.