Lenore always loved to write, but became serious about exploring her interests in journalism, poetry, travel writing, and humor after retiring.

Lenore grew up on the east coast, attending state universities in New York and Massachusetts. She spent the summer after college in San Francisco and got hooked. After supervising telephone operators and crafting training manuals, she escaped to the west coast and has been in the Bay Area ever since. Well, except for a year at the University of Chicago to get her teaching credential. 

She taught kids with special needs at the middle school level and eventually became an administrator. Dog Foxy entered her life when her husband was recovering from brain surgery and has been her companion ever since. He was sometimes a visitor to her elementary school campus in Napa, where some of his adventures take place.  In 2013, Foxy finally was able to get his teeth around a copy of My Leash on Life, Foxy's View of the World from a Foot Off the Ground . 

Lenore was the founding president of Napa Valley's branch of the California Writers Club. She produces a regular education column in the Napa Valley Register, Foxy's blog, myleashonlife.me, and has been published in Napa Valley Life, UUWorld, and various journals and anthologies. She also is an avid amateur photographer.

Interview: "What You Learn When You Teach," GradSchools.com, http://www.gradschools.com/masters/teacher-education/becoming-a-teacher