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But I felt that title would mislead readers into thinking it was a travelogue or a book set in Hawaii, which it isn’t. Before that, it was (briefly) called MORE THAN SHE KNEW because I wanted to capture the book’s theme that cerebral knowledge will never be enough. But that felt too generic, almost like the title of a romance novel.
But after the first meeting, in January, I realized that the story I was bringing was—in a word, terrible! Unworkable. There I was, committed to a year-long program, with no story! Out of that void and desperation, QUEEN OF THE OWLS “appeared.”
“I’ve embraced many sides of life. I’ve been a teacher, therapist, qualitative researcher, educational advocate, "serious amateur" pianist, and full-time mom. I’ve run a not-for-profit organization, mentored PhD students, counseled families, done webinars and radio interviews on how to nurture out-of-the-box children, and much more!
by Karen Hugg