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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The House that Emily Built

It would be her word against Johnny’s*. Again. Still, Deborah* dialed 9-1-1. She feared what Johnny might do next. He’d already burst into their bedroom screaming. He’d already grabbed her by the feet and dragged her off the bed paying no mind to her right leg, still in a cast a month after what she…

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