Middle grade historical fiction book on sale – “The Silver Coin”, book 3 of the Ancient Elements series.
Story Structure – The Virgin’s Archetypal Journey
I recent posted about a Webinar I attended that focused on story structure. The presenter, Beth Barany, has graciously provided a link to the Webinar that also included helpful slides. I highly recommend you take time to view it. I’ve recently struggled to nail down the proper structure for my current work in progress. After the Webinar, however, I …[ read more ]
The Silver Coin – The Aleppo Connection
John Dewey once said meaningful learning occurs when successive learning experiences “are integrated with one another. It [a learning experience] can be built up only as a world of related objects is constructed.” That’s one of the tasks of volume 3 in the middle grade historical fiction series Ancient Elements – The Silver Coin. This adventurous series about life …[ read more ]
New WIP – All That Glitters – With STEAM
I’m excited to move forward with my new middle grade historical fiction work in progress, tentatively titled, All That Glitters. Yesterday I visited Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, the final resting place for several people from the Donner party, including Virginia Reed, who was thirteen when she came West with her mother, stepfather, and siblings. In my middle …[ read more ]
Ancient City of Palmyra
Six months ago, the name Palmyra meant nothing to me, but, since December, I’ve so entrenched myself in researching this area that my visceral reaction took my breath away.