Flagstaff, AZ – Stories are a source of passion for Erec Toso, a writing teacher at the University of Arizona. His perspectives have been carved by some of the world's most renowned authors like Walt Whitman and T.S. Elliot. But, the most dramatic story Toso has experienced, so far, is his own. Three and a half years ago, he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The event triggered a physical and emotional odyssey that would change Toso forever. He writes about the journey in his new book, Zero at the Bone: Rewriting Life after a Snakebite. From the KUAT studios in Tucson, Erec Toso told Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl about the book...and the snake.