Guest Post: Writing a Series by J.M. Hackman

J.M. Hackman is on the blog today! She’s the author of the Firebrand Chronicles, a portal fantasy series for teens. The final book in the series, Burn, releases on May 26th. J.M.’s graciously offered to share her experience writing a series from start to finish. Please welcome J.M. Hackman! When I first started writing Spark,Continue reading “Guest Post: Writing a Series by J.M. Hackman”

7 Facts About Autism

I knew almost nothing about autism until 2014. That was the year we discovered our youngest son was autistic. And as we proceeded through the diagnostic process and subsequent therapies with him, we realized I was autistic too. I won’t delve into the difficulties of pursuing a diagnosis as an adult in this post, butContinue reading “7 Facts About Autism”

Routines and Reaching Out

It feels strange to carry on, holding on to ‘normal’ as best we can. Keeping up with the news. Working. Homeschooling. Checking on family and friends. All the while, the world is changing in ways that are hard to comprehend. It seems strange. All of it. Silence isn’t always empty. Sometimes it’s filled and there’sContinue reading “Routines and Reaching Out”

Fun, Free Resources for Kids

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases continues to rise all over the world. Friday, the US declared a state of emergency. Following President Trumps announcement, the public officials in our home state of Alabama issued a local state of emergency and announced schools would be shutting down for a two and a half week periodContinue reading “Fun, Free Resources for Kids”

Today’s Special: Pi

Do you know what day Saturday is? It’s Pi Day! Pi Day is a special holiday (at least for math lovers) that occurs on March 14th to celebrate the never ending fun and mystery of the notorious, irrational constant known as Pi. A constant calculated by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter.Continue reading “Today’s Special: Pi”