As a homeschooling veteran, I review middle-grade stories to help parents, librarians, and teachers choose good books.
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Guardians of Time! Author news, April edition
The second book of my Guardians of Time series is off to the illustrator and coming soon! I am so excited! Its current name: Secret of the Lost Dragons. Each book of this series for ages 8-11 concerns an interesting place somewhere on earth. So our readers will be...
The Dog Snatcher: Selah Awards finalist!
Selah Awards! EEP! I'm so excited! My chapter book The Dog Snatcher has been named a finalist in the Selah Awards for middle grade novels. These prestigious awards will be given June 1 by the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. I am thrilled to have my...
Woodencloak, by Dawn Ford, a review
It’s a page turner, all right, as Horra barely escapes her castle during a coup. Together with her pet eagle, Horra flees into the wilderness and finds herself facing giants and all manner of other opponents. How can she find the help she needs?
The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson, a review
The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson tells the tale of a young girl, Norvia, who grapples with changes. She moves from island life to town life in 1914 Michigan. Not the least of her issues is her mother’s request that she conceal the fact that she is half Native American.
My New Short Story!
I have a new short story in this 99-cent anthology from St. Louis Writers Guild. It's a tale about my 11-year-old time-travelers, Jake and Ava, who are from St. Louis. The story is called The Spine Flower. Why? Find out!...
A 5-minute Author Interview
Susan K. Marlow, author, interviewed me for a series of three short videos planned for homeschool use. It's an author visit in the form of a video. Five minutes! Perhaps you'd like to see this first interview with me. In it I discuss my two published books,...
A Fractured Tale by Phyllis Wheeler and Kandi J. Wyatt
Another writer, K.A. Cummins, suggested we create a fractured tale for our main characters from our very-different family-friendly stories. She gave us the ground rules: a Victorian market, the dragon is transformed into a human for this encounter, and some plot...
Family-friendly giveaway: nine paperbacks, two ebooks, two special toys
Contragulations, Katrina S.! We know your family will enjoy these books!
Annette: A Big, Hairy Mom, by John S. McFarland
Annette, a Big, Hairy Mom, is a romping read, good for a family read aloud. A funny would-be villain, a small boy, and a wily Bigfoot creature all come together in a woodsy area of northern California.
Phyllis Wheeler, Author, interviewed!
Check out my latest interview, and enter to win a free copy of my award-winning book, The Long Shadow. https://authorjillchapman.com/meet-author-phyllis-wheeler/
Irene and the Baking Contest by Effie Hill, a review
Irene and the Baking Contest by Effie Hill is a satisfying, family-friendly story for new readers. Irene, age 10, loves to bake bread. So she enters the town baking contest, in her village on the island of Crete.
The Dog Snatcher, My New Book!
The Dog Snatcher is coming Nov. 1! My new book, a series opener for kids 8-11, is up for pre-order. Get your ebook copy reserved now. Time travel, alchemy, rich friendships, and a meaningful tale well told––what's not to like? Wheeler's Guardians of Time series kicks...