Timothy V Rasinski

I was four when I memorized and recited on stage the Gettysburg Address, six when I began writing poems, eight and nine when I lived on a farm. What an author writes comes from the experiences of a lifetime. The Missouri boy who filled his room with snake skins, insects, turtle shells, fossils, and books grew up to be a public speaker, a scientist, and an author of stories and poems, often about nature. I liked school so school shows up in my books, too, particularly the humorous ones such as Somebody Catch My Homework. My education and background in science prepared me to research and write my own series of Earth science books called Earthworks.

Making up poems in first grade set me on a path that eventually led to Bernice Cullinan at New York University with whom I wrote a Teaching Strategies book called Easy Poetry Lessons That Dazzle And Delight. This book is meant for those who want to teach poetry in elementary school but need help getting started. I wrote Read More chevron_right