Balancing Written Words to Taste for Flavorful Influence

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

Is This Assignment Over Their Head?

This assignment might be over her head, I thought to myself after Haley left at the conclusion of our weekly literature and language arts class.

I’ve been mentoring this bright young homeschool student for a few years in literature and writing. We’ve just embarked on literary adventures for her sophomore high school studies with an […]

Guest Posting at A Thyme for Writers

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys […]

Homeschool Plan: 10th Grade Literature Studies

Have you seen what Haley and I are up to this homeschool year as we kick off her sophomore journey into literature and language arts? Click HERE to visit The Writer’s Reverie for an inspiring post about how we’re exploring our WESTERN LITERARY HERITAGE using the excellent overview text, Invitation to the Classics–plus a […]

Sanditon, Teatime, and a New Semester

Welcome 2017!
Our homeschool literary adventures in fall 2016 with Jane Austen and “Another Lady” in Sanditon culminated in a glorious Christmas Tea with vintage elves, Sebastian and Desmond.

Literature Study with Jane
Haley and I spent September through November working through Jane Austen’s final novel–unfinished before her death–Sanditon. She only wrote 11 chapters, largely laying out […]

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    Freshman Literature Study Plan: Mystery, Music, and Men of Iron

Freshman Literature Study Plan: Mystery, Music, and Men of Iron

September is back-to-school month, as it has been for me from the age of five–about a half a century of my life! First, when I was in school. Then, when my children were in school. Then, throughout my classroom teaching years with other people’s children.
Now, all those back-to-school-years-of-experience keep me busy compiling a host of […]

Writers Conference Wrap-up: GPCWC 2016

I start planning for my attendance at the mid-summer Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference in mid-April when registration opens. Being an early-bird to secure my place affords me a nice discount and stirs anticipation for how God will take me to the next level as a writer, speaker, and publisher in the coming year. 

This […]

Why Writers Retreat

The trumpet sounds retreat.
Well, it’s about time! 
This writer has been on the front for months. The territory captured has been a new book published, that same book launched, and multiple marketing events in a short span of time. There’s more on the horizon, too!
That’s all a good thing. But, when you are writer, publisher, […]

Birthday Party for Bugaboo-Bee!

Bugaboo-Bee’s Bop: Patience for the Prize is in the hands of the printer. We’re patiently counting the days until the prize of the finished hardcover, paperback, and audio book CD is in our hands, ready to release on Monday, April 4th–Bugaboo-Bee’s Book BIRTHDAY!
But, we can’t stop with Bugaboo-Bee’s Bop just being delivered to Pageant […]

What She Said and Why It Broke My Heart

She said she hated to read . . . and it broke my heart.
For the past two months, we’ve enjoyed meeting families at various festival and vendor events in Burlington, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties. It’s been a busy time with something on our calendar just about every Saturday since the beginning of September, but […]

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