I am a “Double Hoo,” Commerce ’05 and Curry ’10. Jonathan graduated from the Law School in 2010 too and adopted UVA as his rooting interest since his undergraduate alma mater, WashU, is Division III. While in graduate school, and even before that when we lived in Washington, DC, Jonathan and I had gotten used to attending football and basketball games, and enjoying everything UVA has to offer. While we were living in New Orleans, we dearly missed our involvement at UVA.
We wanted to share our love of UVA with our son but since the drive from New Orleans to Charlottesville was a bit more than we could pull off in a weekend, we turned to literary means. After searching online for a suitable UVA Children’s book, I was sad to leave Amazon with nothing in my cart. It was disappointing not to find a cute children’s book to show our boy around Grounds, introduce him to the term Wahoo, and get him excited about everything Orange and Blue. This is when I resolved to write a UVA kids book, since I could not buy one I liked. Our son would certainly have a UVA children’s book, but it would just take a little longer to arrive in the mailbox than I had imagined!