Forever My Teacher

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20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

Michael Katzman

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Behind the Forever My Teacher??’s unlikely romance, is the fear that gnaws at most of us. The years will go on with or without us. Veronica, the new wave of Latina, graduates high school, cute, sexy, and migrates to pre-med at Berkeley, but ends up waiting years for something better to happen.



Short Summary

Twenty years after dropping out of medical school, Veronica, now an elementary school teacher and mother, attends a seminar where she bumps into her high school English teacher, someone she detests because he busted her for being in a compromising situation.

Caught up in a secret, but workable, often funny, romantic relationship with her much older teacher, Veronica nevertheless tries to move on. She lies to co-workers, family, and friends to conceal him, but in the end is left with only desolate options and reprisals from her own children.


East Los Angeles, Berkeley, middle-class neighborhood, Grand Canyon, Costa Rica, Big Bear mountain resort.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Nudity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Veronica

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging,Leader,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Mr. Kaplan

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Modest,Blunt,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Sandra

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Educated,Leader,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Decisive

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Looking for something zombie-less, lacking super-heroes, without pretentious displays of wealth, or devoid of moody detectives, murder scenes, and serial killers? Looking for something for a mature audience searching for his/her realistic context? Looking for something about average people who drive traffic daily, but caught up in dramas that must be concealed? Forever My Teacher?? hooks with a five minute graphic humiliating scene resulting in the net effect of not being able to discern when something better comes along. Forty short chapters follow a woman through her last tumultuous year in high school, then college, then dropping out, falling back on a teaching job that becomes a career, marriage, kids, divorce, an unplanned fling with an older man who attends to her with midnight banter, lying to everyone to conceal her dalliance, her children discovering the truth, dependence on wine, and constant apprehension of where all of this will end up. And a courtroom appearance with God as the plaintiff. Emotional, funny, romantic locales, scenes with teenagers, mostly bantering dialogue, soccer fields, sailing, mature partying, weight concerns, realistic.

About The Author

Michael Katzman has presented his stories and presentations to engaged audiences since third grade. He is the author of three books, two audio books, and seven motivational comic theatrical productions seen by thousands of Los Angeles school students. The L.A. Times has published eight letters. He does not write fantasy, but admits that his stories of average characters seem like fantasies.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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