Nurturing a Passion for Stories

July 2017

Beauty Revisited

July 26th, 2017|

In these final summer months, I want to revisit a tale of beauty. One of my past readalouds, The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and [...]

June 2017

Jump Into Writing for Children

June 29th, 2017|

Thanks to all of those aspiring Picture Book Authors (and illustrators) who joined our Workshop at Barnes and Noble last Saturday.  Our Author Panel, which [...]

May 2017

Mother’s Day Storytime

May 12th, 2017|

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with... a story. Here are a few of my favorites to choose from. The [...]

April 2017

My Adventures in D.C.

April 4th, 2017|

I just got back from CWLA’s 2017 National Conference, where I presented at their final luncheon on Book Balm–the healing power of stories. [...]

Foster a Lifelong Love of Reading

Every month Kathleen shares some of her favorite tales of strength, courage, love, and kindness read aloud in her enchanting Scottish accent. Visit Storytelling to discover her many engaging StoryCasts and Readalouds to strengthen listening and language skills as well as an appreciation for the art of storytelling.

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Donate to AIDS Orphans

For the past five years, my family and I have been involved with Makumbi Children’s Home in Zimbabwe, Africa—a home for AIDS orphans. The pandemic of AIDS has left more than 600,000 orphans in Zimbabwe. Makumbi is home to about 90 boys and girls, ranging in age from newborn to eighteen. My proceeds from The Giant King go directly to Makumbi Children’s Home through Sustainable Living Foundation.