[/caption] I love it when students review my books. Here is a review of my book on the Greek god Hephaestus by my friend Austin: It was a great book about a Greek God that was rejected by his mother. And then he started crafting things from pins to tables. Then his mother wanted him... Continue Reading →
Bluffton-Harrison Middle School Eighth Graders Learn Writing Tips
It’s a thrilling opportunity to spend time talking to students about writing. Recently, the 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Bluffton Middle School where I work, Cathy Micklitsch, invited me to speak to her students about the subject of writing and my writing career. Caption: My new book from Purple Toad Publishing: biography of popular singing... Continue Reading →
Middle Schooler Loves Reading about Greek God Hades!
When I spotted Ava, a 7th grader at my school, reading my book on the Greek god Hades, I asked her a) if she liked the book (Yes!) b) if she would take a form to her parent to sign which would give me permission to take a photo of her reading my book and... Continue Reading →
Announcing my next book : Big Time Rush!
I’m excited to announce the publication of my 2 newest books for children! I’ll give them each their proper due by announcing them separately. Look for the other book's announcement in a few days! You'll love it! ** Big Time Rush—Beacon Biography This is a 32-page chapter book that is full-color, library-bound and gorgeous! As... Continue Reading →
Middle Schooler Inspired by My Book, Celebrities Giving Back!
I love to talk to kids who like to read, especially when they like to read my books! Call me Proud—I am proud of my 11 non-fiction Middle Grade books. They range in subject from Greek gods to biographies on Taylor Swift to stories of famous people who help others. Victoria liked my book called... Continue Reading →
Greek God Hephaestus Knows What It’s Like to be Different
Hephaestus by Kayleen Reusser (Mitchell Lane Pub)[/caption] Did you ever feel different from everyone else? The Greek god Hephaestus felt different because he was different! In Greek mythology he was made the god of the forge. More importantly, he was the only Greek god who had to deal with a deformity. All of the Greek... Continue Reading →
‘Teens Giving Back’ Workshop Offers Ideas for Helping
Yesterday Jeannie Johnson of the Creative Women of the World shop (http://creativewomenoftheworld.com/) and I conducted a free workshop on Fair Trade and ways to volunteer to help others, especially poor people around the world. The workshop, attended by 20 homeschooled teens at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana, was a monthly meeting organized... Continue Reading →
Weave a Beautiful Belt for 50 Cents in 30 Minutes!
It’s fun to get kids excited about crafts. My book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia, includes 10 crafts made from materials found in your home. Made from yarn, it only requires half a skein depending on the project. This makes it affordable to create gifts for yourself and others! Weaving is an important part... Continue Reading →
What Baked Goodie Will Mrs. Reusser Serve for Fabulous Friday?
It’s Fabulous Friday! That’s what I’ve named the day of the week when I take in a homemade baked item for the students of my middle school. I work in the library and have bribed several students to visit me during their lunch time or homeroom period with a baked good. It might be a... Continue Reading →
Make an Indonesian Weaving Project in 1 Hour
Weaving is not only fun hobby but in Indonesia it is part of the industry. Families may work on weaving projects for years and pass them on as family heirlooms. I’ve always loved to weave since I was a Girl Scout and we wove pot holders on little looms. So it was a delight to include... Continue Reading →