Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich v. Schiller, German Poet (1759-1805)

Using fairy tales, fables, and other story forms to guide and nurture our children.

I’m very excited to announce the launch of my publishing site at, an online marketplace for home-based educational materials and live classes. I have one title currently available with more to come. I hope you’ll check it out.


Short and brief and to the point…

In truth, I have more time for writing right now than I have had in a long time. This scares me. It scares me because the more time I have for something, the more I fear wasting it. And the more I fear something, anything, the less productive I am. So instead of spinning off into the black hole of my anxiety, I put on my writer’s tool belt and got to work. I really did get to work. But now I’m taking a break and sharing with you two things that got me motivated earlier in the day:

1) Comic relief.

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2)  Tools. More specifically, templates for your writing life compliments of Belinda Crawford, “world-weaver, tale spinner, geek.” Today I’m using “Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet” for a short story that has been giving me some trouble.