This webpage is for YOU — the reader, parent, classroom teacher, homeschooler, and author. Here you’ll discover links to learning resources for the The Bronze Dagger & the Stolen JewelsThe Alabaster Jar & The Hidden TombThe Whitcomb Discoveries Series, the  Rising Hope Series, as well as workshops for aspiring students and current authors.

If you’re interested in writing, be sure to check out the links for helpful tips on writing and lists of publication opportunities.

Also, be sure to have your teacher or homeschool group invite one of our Family-Friendly Fiction Writers into your classroom for an unforgettable experience. During author visits, Dr. Sontag always brings her authenticated artifacts of a 3,500-year-old bronze dagger, alabaster jar, and Phoenician coin to share with students.





    What Others are Saying
  • Read below to see what others have said about visiting and hearing Marie speak.
  • Thank you for your fun, friendly and information packed presentation. The students loved the story line, the in-class reading, the artifacts and of course, the freebies!

    We eagerly anticipate your next book in the series. Best wishes from the Lion's den

    Mr. Livingston, Classroom Teacher, Santa Cruz, CA
  • What a delightful way to learn about an ancient culture!

    Chuck Merritt, Principal, El Carmelo School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Dr. Sontag captures the Ancient Mesopotamia culture in a captivating tale of a young boy's survival. Armed with his lucky dagger, Sam sets out on an adventure where he encounters numerous challenges and foibles, leading him to a lesson in forgiveness. A great read!

    Dr. Donna Lewis, Educator: Assistant Superintendent, CA