There is a shift in the air. The breeze is fresher now and the leaves are starting to show some colour. Fall is coming, at least here in Northern Ontario, and thoughts are starting to turn back to school. With many families choosing to homeschool, I wanted to offer you a special discount for language…… Continue reading Back to homeschool special
Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
Finding good stories with traditional values can be difficult in today’s woke culture. Chicken Scratch Books fills that need with quality middle grade books that uphold the values families are striving to pass on to their children. With each book, Chicken Scratch Books also offers two novel studies to enhance the child’s literature and reading…… Continue reading Look for the chicken for good kidlit
UNBETROTHED by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz caught my eye with its beautiful cover. I was curious as to what inspired its author and reached out to her with the following questions. Q. Tell us about UNBETROTHED. Where did you find the inspiration for the book? When did you first start writing it? What was the writing…… Continue reading Creating relatable characters in Christian YA: An interview with Candice Pedraza Yamnitz
Do you have a desire to write a book but don’t know where to start? Do you have a great idea burning in your soul, keeping you up at night but you have no idea how to get it written? If so, know that you are not alone. I have written four novels for young…… Continue reading New writers’ workshop
I first discovered Anne Eliza Sey on an Instagram live with author Candice Pedraza Yamnitz who spoke to Anne about her work in connecting families with libraries. Too often, parents become discouraged when trying to find wholesome books with traditional values for their children in our public library system. Parents can become convinced that those…… Continue reading Reuniting families and libraries: an interview with Anne Eliza Sey
I am celebrating the first day of summer with the release of the cover for my newest picture book Strawberry Tea! Featuring illustrations by Northern Ontario artist Sara Thompson, this story filled with whimsical forest creatures explores the value of sharing in building friendship.
As a homeschooler, my greatest challenge was also my greatest joy: spending all day, everyday, with my kids. I loved learning with them, seeing their faces light up when they mastered something and finding ways to tailor the learning to their strengths. But it wasn’t all fingerpaint and field trips. It was also finding ways…… Continue reading Kidlit resources for homeschoolers
As writers, we may feel that our most productive time is spent getting the words down. But where do we find those words to begin with? And when we are burned out and our well is dry, where can we go for inspiration? Are you a writer first? A mom? A dad? Are you a…… Continue reading Inspiration for Writers
To all of you who have purchased a copy of any of my books, I wanted to say thank you! For the teachers who have bought books for their classrooms, for librarians who are using the books for reading clubs and subscription boxes and for everyone who has gifted one of my books to a…… Continue reading Thank You!