Hocking Hills offers cool relaxation to Travelers

My husband and I are returning for vacation to a favorite spot – Hocking Hills, Ohio. Located 45 minutes southeast of Columbus, it is a definite “green” spot – Logan County boasts 8 State Parks! Check out these caves and rock formations! I’ll be writing another travel story about the area for a newspaper, including... Continue Reading →

Dr. Deborah Godwin-Starks interviews me for her radio show

This week Dr. Deborah Godwin-Starks interviewed me for her radio show “Let’s Talk” on WQSW-LP 100.5 FM, The Voice in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We’ve done previous interviews on my books, beginning with my Chicken Soup books a few years ago. Now that I have nine non-fiction children’s books we focus on the writing of them.... Continue Reading →

Mark Weinert- Norwell High School teacher and world traveler

 “My philosophy is that each kid in my classes is worth my time and effort,” said Mark Weinert, biology and chemistry teacher at Norwell High School (NHS). “I give them my best attention even if I don't  feel well or they don't earn great grades.” Weinert has taught biology and chemistry at NHS since 1988.... Continue Reading →

Mandy & I Present Demonstration of the Culture of Indonesia

Last night my daughter Mandy & I presented a talk/demo about Indonesia to patrons of the Wells County Public Library. We showed Indonesian items Mandy has brought home and talked about the importance of crafts in that culture. I then showed some of the crafts middle school students made with me for my book, Recipe... Continue Reading →

Fulbright scholarship awarded to Lauren Petersen

This article and photo on Lauren Petersen explains something I didn't know much about – Fulbright Scholarships. That’s such a great thing about being a writer – you get to learn so many things in the name of research! She is planning such a great year for herself in Poland as an English teacher. She... Continue Reading →

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