The Story Behind M.L. Tarpley’s “Maylie and the Maze”

K.A.:M.L. Tarpley is on the blog today talking about her new release, Maylie and the Maze—a middle-grade fiction story aimed at readers in grades 3-7. Welcome, M.L.! Before we launch into all the behind-the-scene fun, tell us about Maylie and the Maze. M.L.:Maylie and the Maze is middle grade realistic fiction and the first bookContinue reading “The Story Behind M.L. Tarpley’s “Maylie and the Maze””

A Review of “The Edge of Everywhen”

Piper and Phoenix’s father went missing two years ago. Now, after the death of their mother, they must move in with a rigid and wealthy aunt they’ve only met once. Isolated by distance and a lack of cell service and Wi-Fi, the children seek new ways to occupy their time, including snooping around their aunt’sContinue reading “A Review of “The Edge of Everywhen””

Top Ten Features and Book Reviews

As the weather grows colder, it seems like a great time to grab a warm drink and snuggle up with a book. And who doesn’t need a moment or two to step away and unwind? To maximize your time and make it easier for you to find your next read, I’ve complied a list belowContinue reading “Top Ten Features and Book Reviews”

Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan

It’s finally ready! The Creative Writing Lesson Plan has been a labor of love since January. The decision to put it together grew from a desire to engage my son in a way that would foster a joy for storytelling. Many hours went into it’s creation. And if one other teacher or homeschool parent orContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan”

Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken

Allen Brokken is on the blog today. He’s the author of the Towers of Light Series, a middle-grade christian fantasy series. The second book in the series, Still Small Voice, released on July 24th. Allen’s kindly offered to share his thoughts and experiences on drawing stories from real life. Please welcome Allen Brokken! One ofContinue reading “Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken”