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 Chicken Poop for the Soul: Backyard Adventures, in which she describes their experiences with backyard chickens.
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.