Spooky Tales for Halloween

Spooky Tales for Halloween

Spooky Tales – A Review of Scary Books in Children’s Literature (Books that are fun for adults, too!) Because I write children’s literature, I only read middle-grade or young adult books. They allow me to be a perpetual child! I can honestly say...
Have I Learned Anything? Confessions of a 50 year old

Have I Learned Anything? Confessions of a 50 year old

It’s official!  I’m old. Middle-aged. I’m freaking 50 people! Ahhhhhhh. My feelings are mixed on the subject… I love my life and the person I’ve become, but I find myself thinking in a “glass half empty” way. Overwhelming feelings break through that I’m nearing death...
Diverse Books in the Classroom

Diverse Books in the Classroom

I was recently informed that some parents want diverse books removed from our North Scott classrooms – I’m shocked and appalled. I want to speak for the many kids out there who need these books: We Need Diverse Books We need diverse books. Period. Being a child or...

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