The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

Children and Fire Safety

Over the past few weeks the news media has showcased the deadly Napa fires in Northern California and the devastation that occurred in the wake of its path. For many viewers, it was only an image on the screen. For others, it was a horror that forever changed their lives. For me, I watched [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy, Sunday Morning|7 Comments

Using Photography Lightboxes

This month I thought I would write a DIY post on how to build your own photography light box. You may be wondering what this has to do with literacy? As authors and bloggers, we take a ton of photographs. Whether it is for a blog, social media, or marketing, quality graphics are essential. If [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Author Community, Tech & Marketing|6 Comments

In the Classroom | A Story Starter

As I sat down to write this issue's In the Classroom, I must admit that I was thinking of my father-in-law. We lost him a few years ago after a long battle with cancer. He was an avid fisherman and there was nothing he enjoyed more than being out on the water, fishing pole in [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|2 Comments

We Are All Teachers and Students

Teacher's Appreciation Week is May 8th through May 12th, 2017. When we think about teachers, we think of the wonderful women and men who taught us, who teach our children, who inspire a new generation year after year. They are our role models. However, the best teachers know that they are also students. As [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|Comments Off on We Are All Teachers and Students