Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with the Charles County Public Library this year by checking out some of our local authors, as part of our Local Author Virtual Showcase! All of the authors showcased in this series responded to a call for submissions we placed over this summer, to highlight their work throughout the month of November. At CCPL we value the contributions our local authors make in sharing their knowledge and passion with our community.  Make sure to check out our Local Author’s collection located at the Waldorf West Library. 

Shelita A. Fair

Never Stop Smiling


This book is my memoir as an educator. Teaching special education was a hard but fulfilling job. There was never a typical day. Each day brought new and different challenges. If there were problems with students, I solved them. The students were there for me, and I was there for them. “WE WERE A TEAM.” I never gave up on my students, parents, or foster parents. We worked together to reach their educational goals. I loved what I did for a living. It was not a job, but a passion – a calling.