The Books From Your Childhoood

My kids love a good story and with summer reading programs all wrapped up, it got me thinking about the books that influence us from our childhood. When you look back, do any particular stories come to mind? Stories that shaped you, molded you and played a role in...

Summer Snacks For Kids (When You’re a Busy Mom!)

Summer is a busy time for most moms. Kids are loaded with energy and are hoping to have fun under the summer sun. I have 3 little ones and for several hours a day for the next few weeks, this mommy’s gotta head off to Appalachia and hang out with my characters...

An Afternoon With Young Writers

I had the privilege of doing a writing workshop with a group of homeschooled girls a few weeks ago. We met at a gorgeous park, had a picnic and had a blast talking writing.  I asked them to come with their writing notebooks so I could learn more about what...