Carson Valley Middle School English teacher Elizabeth Leiknes believes your words are some of the most intimate things you can offer.
The Minden resident is offering up some of her own words in her latest novel, "The Understory," released by Baltimore-based publisher Bancroft Press on June 1.
"It's simultaneously pride and fear to see your name on something that's going to be looked at by a lot of people," Leiknes said. "Writing for me is an absolute escape. It's really stress-relieving, and it helps keep me connected to writing in the classroom."
"The Understory" is based around the protagonist Story …