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The Stories for Children show 09/26 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Fiona Ingram’s earliest story-telling talents came to the fore when, from the age of ten, she entertained her three younger brothers and their friends with serialized tales of children undertaking dangerous and exciting exploits, which they survived through courage and ingenuity. Haunted houses, vampires, and skeletons leaping out of coffins were hot favorites in the cast of characters. Although Fiona Ingram has been a journalist for the last fifteen years, writing a children’s bookThe Secret of the Sacred Scarab—was an unexpected step, inspired by a recent trip to Egypt. The tale of the sacred scarab began life as a little anecdotal tale for her 2 nephews (then 10 and 12), who had accompanied her on the Egyptian trip. This short story grew into a children’s book, the first in the adventure series Chronicles of the Stone. You can learn more at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/FionaIngram.aspxSet a reminder for the show or listen live here The Stories for Children sh…

SFC Blog: Families Matter: Exploring Your Child's Feelings with School and Mu...

SFC Blog: Families Matter: Exploring Your Child's Feelings with School and Mu...: There are many discussions that focus on academics, test scores and student performance but there is another critical component that needs to be in place for a child to have a productive school year and it starts with one simple question. Is your child happy? Psychologists who work with school-age children talk about how important it is to speak with children about how they feel about their roles as students in schools and it is just as important to acknowledge positive attitudes as it is to intervene when there are negative feelings. Buried among statistics and test scores is one of the most nourishing tools in a parent’s ability to help a child with school performance; exploring a child’s feelings about school and the world around him or her.

The Families Matter Show 09/21 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

The Families Matter Show 09/21 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio The Families Matter show is a monthly show for families where no issue is to small or great for us to tackle. We want to share as much information and true stories as we can to help uplift and strengthen the family unit. Joining us will be Irene Roth, wonderful Children’s Author and Stories for Children Magazine Nonfiction Editor. She will be our shows new Producer. Your hosts are Kecia Burchan and VS Grenier. This weeks topic: Standardized Testing and How Teachers are Teaching to Tests. If you would like to read some articles about standardized testing by Kecia Burcham visit http://worldofinknetwork.blogspot.comThis is a huge discussion going on all over the nation with No Child Left Behind and Teacher Accountability. If we can get people thinking about it - we can make a change!

Heartwarming and Uplifting Picture Book for Children and Adults

When is the Best Time to Think about Giving Up as a Writer?

When is the Best Time to Think about Giving Up as a Writer? by Yvonne Perry JR: When is the best time to think about giving up as a writer? YP: Never! A writer can't stop writing and feel that her life is in perfect order. We artistic types must write or do something creative to keep our second chakra open and the intense energy flowing. However, if you are referring to being a freelance writer trying to earn a living by writing, there are some checkpoints to consider. I'll touch on these in your next question. Read more at http://writersinthesky.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-is-best-time-to-think-about-giving.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FgHUeV+%28Writers+in+the+Sky+E-zine%29

Interview Friday with Author Fiona Ingram

Fiona Ingram’s earliest story-telling talents came to the fore when, from the age of ten, she entertained her three younger brothers and their friends with serialized tales of children undertaking dangerous and exciting exploits, which they survived through courage and ingenuity. Haunted houses, vampires, and skeletons leaping out of coffins were hot favorites in the cast of characters. Although Fiona Ingram has been a journalist for the last fifteen years, writing a children’s bookThe Secret of the Sacred Scarab—was an unexpected step, inspired by a recent trip to Egypt. The tale of the sacred scarab began life as a little anecdotal tale for her 2 nephews (then 10 and 12), who had accompanied her on the Egyptian trip. This short story grew into a children’s book, the first in the adventure series Chronicles of the Stone. The author has finished the next book in the series—The Search for the Stone of Excalibur—a huge treat for young King Arthur fans. Although Fiona Ingra…

Brain Warp an Exemplar of the Medical/Political Thriller Genre