Stateside
3:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Michigan author tackles teacher-student sex scandal in new novel

An interview with Michigan writer Kristina Riggle.
Author Kristina Riggle.
Credit John H. Riggle / Kristina Riggle

It seems just about every week you can find a news report about a high school teacher being arrested and charged with having sex with a student.

You look at that teacher's mug shot and think to yourself — how does this happen?

Writer Kristina Riggle of Grand Rapids has tackled this very thorny scenario in her newest novel – her fifth. It's called "A Whole Golden World."

Listen to the full interview above.