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Richard King, a retired WKHS teacher, published "When Maples Turn Red" earlier this year. He will be signing books at the Town Hall Square Gift Shop in Beaver Bay next Saturday. (Courtesy of Outskirts Press)

Retired WKHS teachers now published authors

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In 1985, Richard King had a stroke. He lost the ability to read and write and couldn't remember the alphabet.

"I was really in bad shape," he said. In the grueling physical therapy sessions that followed, the former William Kelley High School teacher made himself a promise.


"I made up my mind, I'm going to prove that I can lick this by writing a novel," he said.

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