At Davidson, I inherited a course in expository prose, which evolved into a course in creative nonfiction, an emerging genre combining a focus on actual life with storytelling techniques borrowed from fiction.   I enjoyed the genre, particularly book length memoirs, and found that students eagerly explored their own stories and told them well.  Yet I never considered myself a writer until parenthood and medical issues gave me a story that seemed important to explore and to share.    Attached are links to a published piece and to an excerpt from Frogheart, my book length memoir about that diagnosis and its impact on our family.