Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone —Book Review

I heard about this book on a podcast, probably Writing Excuses. I like a good mystery, especially a classic Sherlock Holmes story but with a twist. I am enjoying this story immensely. However, I read a chapter of this to my middle school student and they thought chapter one was boring. This story has a … Continue reading Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone —Book Review

Desperate Trolls Call for Desperate Measures, my First Publication is Out in the World!

My First piece of writing is finally out in the world for all too see! I was wondering what art work they would put with it. The art is perfect for the story. I couldn't possibly be any happier! It's about a 15 to 20 min read. So without further ado... Issue 71 April 2019... … Continue reading Desperate Trolls Call for Desperate Measures, my First Publication is Out in the World!

1st Acceptance Letter!!! My Short Story is Getting Published!

I was sitting at the lunch table at work going through my personal email when I saw the words "Story Acceptance" in the subject line of an email!! My heart started pounding and my face flushed as I opened the email. Yes! It said my story had been accepted and they will be publishing it in the Youth Imaginations Magazine April edition!

January Reading Challenge

Not everyone has the privilege of being a teacher of such diverse populations, but there is no better way to learn how others think and view the world than by reading what they write. So this month I recommend that you read at least one book that is written by someone from another country or someone from a different culture than your own.

Quill and Books Reading Challenge- October

How is the challenge going? Have you started? Have you discovered a new book that you love? I hope so! Time for something scary and intense! I am a big chicken so I don't often read anything very horror like Stephen King, but I have read a few books in that genre that I like. … Continue reading Quill and Books Reading Challenge- October

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Book Review

This book has been on my to-read list for...well since the book came out. Somehow I never made time for it, until it showed up as a choice on the reading list for my Youth Literature class. Now, it was homework... the best kind of homework ever! I am loving this class which forces me to make time to read some awesome books! 

Girls Who Code Book Review

This is a book that makes my feminist heart happy. The author, Reshma Saujani, visited a lot of schools and saw that there were many boys in coding classes, but few girls. When she did some number checking, she learned that women only make up 4% of the workforce who code.   Her response to … Continue reading Girls Who Code Book Review