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Teri Metcalf is retired after nearly 20 years of educational research and development at Texas A&M University. She and her husband Bob Presley live in College Station, Texas. She is the author of two books. “Chicken Poop for the Soul: Backyard Adventures” is about their experiences with backyard chickens. “Rambler Rose” is her memoir about growing up in California during the 1950s and ‘60s.

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Rambler Rose

2016 TxAuthors.com Best Autobiography Book

Rambler Rose is the story of coming of age in coastal California during the 1950s and 60s. It’s about family relationships, American pop and political culture, and race and religion. The setting of California in the mid 20th century is a character unto herself. Other key members of the cast include Teri Metcalf’s mother, father and stepfather. Girlfriends, boyfriends and lovers appear in supporting roles, along with an assortment of colorful relatives. Through her narrative of experiences with people, places and things, she explores how those connections shaped her development and her understanding of the world.

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Chicken Poop for the Soul

Women's Fiction

This book is about backyard chickens. After several years of enjoying the neighbor chickens, the author and her husband decided to raise some of their own. She describes what they did, how they did it, why they chose to let their chickens be free-range, and how it‘s working out. Based on several years of observation, she talks about the pecking order dynamics and chicken behaviors towards one another, other animals and people. She also describes the natural progression from her longtime interest in whole foods to raising chickens and vegetables on their one-acre piece of land in College Station, Texas.

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