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Author of "It Was Never About the Books: a memoir; "whitewash",
"Meet Me at Moonlight Beach", the "Metaphor Cafe" Series,
and "The Restoration"
A beloved teacher and author of two successful novels, Robert Pacilio has inspired countless generations of students and readers. For 32 years, he taught high school English and was awarded San Diego County's "Teacher of the Year." Due to the success of his first novel, Meetings at the Metaphor Café, his work has been adopted in many school districts as part of the English curriculum. Recently retired, he lives in San Diego with his wife, Pam, but regularly speaks at various educational conferences and school districts. He is always pushing teachers to realize the importance of teaching to students, not at them. Pacilio enjoys visiting schools, where he reads portions of his novels with classes, answers questions, and turns classrooms across California into the students’ very own Metaphor Café.
Meet Me at Moonlight Beach
Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe
Midnight Comes to the Metaphor Cafe
Whitewash, a Reader's Theater
Seventeen, a play
"The Kiss," a short story
"The Secrets of Generation NeXt," published in Listen Magazine
"La Petite Cafe at Midnight New Year's Eve," one of Creative Communication's Top Ten Poems by American Teachers
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