John Forssman http://iowapublicradio.org en Nancy Sprowell Geise & John Forssman http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nancy-sprowell-geise-john-forssman <p>As a child growing up in Ames Nancy Sprowell Geise struggled with severe dyslexia...she was even held back a year in school. Now, she's published her first novel. The novel is called, "The Eighth Sea." It's a sweeping historical romance with twists and turns, but the story of how the novel came to be is equally as compelling.</p><p>After years of discouragement in school, in 1978 Geise found herself in the high school English class of John Forssman. Charity Nebbe talks with them both about how Mr. Forssman changed Geise's life.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:40:44 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12309 at http://iowapublicradio.org Nancy Sprowell Geise & John Forssman An Iowa Teacher Inspires a Writer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-teacher-inspires-writer <p>School was torture for Nancy Sprowell Geise. With severe dyslexia she struggled to read and write, but in high school she had an English teacher at Ames High School who recognized her potential. On this Talk of Iowa from Iowa Public Radio, Charity speaks with novelist Nancy Sprowell Geise and the teacher, John Forssman, who changed her life. Her novel is called &quot;The Eighth Sea.&quot;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 17:38:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe 942 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Iowa Teacher Inspires a Writer