Mining the Setting: “In the Canyon: How Setting Became Story” by Liz Garton Scanlon

With the “Paging Through the Parks” celebration of the 100th anniversary of  U.S. National Parks during August, it’s the perfect time to examine setting. Liz Garton Scanlon  shares her experience mining the setting for story. What she found sprang from her own experience and memories, and how the setting had touched her.  In the Canyon: How Setting … More Mining the Setting: “In the Canyon: How Setting Became Story” by Liz Garton Scanlon

The Drinkable Book

This is truly the most amazing book: a book for all ages that teaches about safe drinking water and literally saves lives. “Author” Dr. Theresa Yankovich, Ph.D. created antimicrobial “pages” that filter contaminated water to produce purified drinking water. One page can provide a person with up to four years of clean drinking water. Read the … More The Drinkable Book

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I’m a writer in Loveland, Colorado who  is drawn to “stories with heart.” I spend my days mining for moments that matter, characters that inspire, and experiences that open up our worlds. Please stay tuned as more content is added: Posts exploring children’s books for Perfect Picture Book Friday. Resources for parents and teachers for children … More Welcome!