Hi, Welcome to my website. I am Shelby Wagner, and I would like to introduce you to the second edition of my book, “Learning to Dance in the Rain II” Subtitle: “Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams”
i always thought that someday I would write a book and now someday has arrived.
I wrote a play when I was in the 4th grade, and I asked for a diary for Christmas that year year so I could record my thoughts and the evens of my life. I wasn’t vey consistent at the time, but it was fun for me and very interesting to go back and see what I wrote back them
As I grew up, my friends and I would often play school and I was always the teacher. I guess I was a “control freak” even at a young age. I was surprised as a senior in high school when I was accepted as a music major at Michigan State University, Central Michigan University and Oakland University. I must have had an inferiority conplex because I thought I wasn’t good enough even though I was already accompanying children choirs and high school choir rehearsals, and at 16 became the church organist.
I chose Oakland University because I could save money by living at home and, although the plan was for this brand new extension of MSU to have a music program, that was not to be for a few years into the future. I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and began teaching first grade upon graduation. Writing took a back seat until I retired. Finally, realizing my dream after retiring and becoming a widow some fifty years later.
I taught in the classroom for 23 years, half of that was as a music teacher. Additionally, I continued to play the organ at my church and obtained my Bachelor of Music degree from Oakland in 1987. I currently play piano duets with a fried for seniors and community events, and am a member f the Sturgis Writers’s Mill in Southwest MI.
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