When Robin Schepper’s second child was little, she felt like all she was doing was changing diapers and speaking in baby talk.
“I needed some intellectual stimulation,” she said.
That led her to a creative writing course where she wrote several short stories about her life — as she put it, her “origin story.” When Schepper shared those stories with friends, they repeatedly encouraged her to expand on them in a book.
During the stay-at-home days early on in the pandemic, Schepper got around to stringing those stories together into a memoir, which is slated for release on April 18.
Schepper’s book, “Finding My Way: A Memoir of Family, Identity and Political Ambition” chronicles her lifelong search for a dad she didn’t know and everything that happened along the way, including her work on presidential campaigns, helping plan several Olympic Games and a job in the White House.
Over the years, I have given speeches, served on panels. Here's some examples:
photo credit: Official White House photography office, President Clinton, Chancellor Helmut Kohl and me, presidential visit for Berlin Air Drop, 1998
I also have been quoted or mentioned for my work. More examples:
photo credit: Official White House photography office, attending 1998 White House Holiday party with my dearest friend, Robin Smith.
I have written lots of blogs:
photo credit: Official White House photography office, First Lady Michelle Obama meeting my kids for the first time on my last day of work at the White House.