Colorful Tales

Colorful Tales

Last summer, my nine-year-old son and I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. This lovely tale with beautiful writing and endearing characters captured my heart. I cried and laughed and cried some more as I read this thought-provoking children’s story. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it for both children […]

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein As a mom and fiction writer, I love encouraging my nine-year-old son to use his imagination. What better way to do that than through storytelling. Storytelling can take many forms. It can be the act of writing a creative story on paper or typing it on […]

Creative Writing with Candy

Creative Writing with Candy

A night out trick or treating. Jack-o-lantern buckets brimming with candy and pillowcases about to burst at the seams. Little hands digging through treasures, tearing wrappers open and indulging in this once a year candy overload. Many of us parents stare at the cache of candy with mixed emotions. Nostalgia overwhelms as we remember our trick or […]

Story Writing Activities for Kids

Story Writing Activities for Kids

My six-year-old loves to hear a good story. And he loves to tell one too. Being a writer, I’m tickled he loves stories. So recently, I created some writing and storytelling activities for him with the hope of sparking his creativity and strengthening his literacy skills. To my delight, he enjoys these activities and learns […]