Clair Verway is the proverbial English teacher who loves to write so much that he has produced a novel. Yet unlike the typical English teacher, Clair has a full resume of work and life experiences outside of academia. Auto salesman, truck driver, stock broker and carpenter each appear, in addition to two graduate degrees in educational leadership. Wings of Mentridar was twelve years in the writing. As with most English teachers, so much time is spent reading student papers, little remains for creative writing. It was a sabbatical from teaching which finally provided the necessary time to finish the novel. Clair has three adult children and five grand children and currently lives with his wife of 45 years in Montague, Michigan during the summer and Mesquite, Nevada in the winter.