Writers & Other Animals

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  • September 27, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole
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In 2014, Sheila Boneham birthed a blog called Writers & Other Animals. An author herself, Sheila’s goal was to promote her books and those of other authors whose stories share a common theme: Animals. Rather than post a series of book reviews, she asked authors to send their creative writings, be they fiction, nonfiction,  poetry. She…

Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them

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  • September 16, 2015
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This is the fifth in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationships with pets and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners. Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author. Title: A Letter to My Parents Author: Carley,…

Five-Star Story

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  • September 8, 2015
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One of the scariest things about writing a book–once you get past the fear you’ll never finish it, or that the story will be stale by the time you do, or that you won’t find a publisher–is, of course, the fear that no one (except your family) will tell you they like it. So far, I’ve been blessed to…

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