Veronica is the co-creator of the Young Writers’ Story Deck Writing Program (
explained here). She and Mike have run the program
for both GATE events and in classrooms. The students love seeing their final story and illustrations in print at the end of the program! We use
Blurb.com for on-demand printing.
Veronica has had a passion for writing all her life. This passion took a detour
during her many years in high-tech, where her talents were focused on streamlining
processes, documenting policies and procedures, as well as writing customer
communications for the first MailStation™ email device. During that time, she
also worked in classrooms as a Junior Achievement Advisor, helping students
unlock their future potential and career goals.
Upon her son being diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Veronica
shifted her attention toward the academic efforts of both her son and daughter
and began volunteering in mainstream classrooms as well as working with children
with learning disabilities. She has tutored children in math, reading, and writing,
and has assisted in Social Skills classes for children with ASD. She has also
served as Home and School Club President at the elementary and middle school levels,
served as school site council member for Nordstrom Elementary, led the Community Advisory
Committee for Morgan Hill Unified School District, and was a founding advisor on
the MHUSD Special Education Advisory Committee. In addition, she completed a
Special Education Manual for the district. She is working on her first picture
book, More Than One Animal Fun.
Veronica currently lives in Morgan Hill with her loving, supportive husband, Rick,
and her two children, Sean and Shannon, who constantly remind her that there is
wonder and joy in every day.
See excerpts from the book
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Per Se Press (August, 2009)
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5" x 1.2"
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Price: $19.95 & eligible for free shipping and handling. Order today!