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.

Book Review: James & the Dragon

Sheath your swords gallant knights and fear not fair maidens for the noble Farloft means no harm. But if ye be a mighty wizard with a wayward, evil heart--well, that is another story entirely. Today, my focus is on the children's book, James & the Dragon.  So settle in as I introduce you to [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy|2 Comments

In the Classroom | Roll-A-Story

One of my favorite segments on my blog is In the Classroom. Why? Because it means that I am going to be focusing on some sort of classroom activity and worksheet. However, these worksheets and activities are not exclusive to the classroom and are available to everyone on the website. Here is your chance as a [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Author Community, In the Classroom, Project Literacy|Comments Off on In the Classroom | Roll-A-Story

Building a Social Media Platform

When I signed on to Twitter today, I came across a message from one of my newer followers. She is an author and was very complimentary about my author platform (social media sites, websites, blog, and books). She wanted to know how I went about building my social media following. I responded and told her [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Author Community, Tech & Marketing|10 Comments

Have you ever wondered how to encourage an early love of books?

You're at the park and you see an adorable toddler sitting on the grass clinging desperately to a book while wearing a bright smile. And instantly you're envious as you watch your own child eating sand from the nearby sandbox.  Okay, obviously I'm jesting. There's no judgment here. We've all had our fair share of sand at [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Project Literacy|4 Comments