Release Date: March 15, 2022
About The Book:
Teacher and single mom Naomi is always biting off more than she can chew. Naomi knows what it’s like to grow up in hard times and still manage a decent education, so when it comes to her online, at-promise (not “at-risk,” thank you very much) high school students, she goes the extra mile.
At the rate she’s going, though, she’ll need the mouth of a hippo to have a shot of chewing it all.
Except, her students aren’t the only ones who need her. Naomi’s best friend discovers her wife has a mysterious disease doctors can’t figure out how to diagnose, her daughter struggles with debilitating social anxiety, and her mother calls her repeatedly. From jail. When one of Naomi’s students shows up at her door, pregnant and homeless, Naomi can’t help but take her in. But Naomi’s hyper-involvement in her students’ lives results in her alienating the people she loves most.
Wondering how she’d gotten everything wrong, Naomi joins an online book club made up of sugar-addicted candy lovers. Her newfound friends help her to see her life through a different lens. With the members’ support, Naomi pieces her life back together, owns her mistakes, and discovers how true family wants everything you are instead of everything you’re not.
Narrated in a series of emails, texts, discussion forums, and other forms of communication, ALL I’M ASKING delves into the bonds of friendship and family, what can test it, and how we find our way back to strengthen those ties.
About The Author:
J. Marie Rundquist, aka Janet Rundquist (nee, Book–I know, right?), has spent her life reading, writing, and exploring all the K-12 public education world has to offer through teaching, learning, and supporting others in their educational roles. She has undergraduate degrees in English, Spanish, and secondary education along with an M.Ed in Instructional Technology. She has taught many things (English, Spanish, Computer Technology, plus a little Math and History) in many places (WA, TX, MI, MN, Nicaragua), and in many environments (traditional, open, alternative, one-on-one, online). Her most recent educational hat has been working in elementary schools as a technology support specialist. She currently lives in Minnesota with her family.
You can follow her stories about Chromebooks, hiking, and Dr Pepper on FB, Twitter, and IG. http://jmarierundquist.com/
Twitter : @ProfeJMarie
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