Writers & Other Animals

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  • September 27, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole

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
  • by Jacki Skole

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
  • by Jacki Skole

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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Of infants, toddlers, and puppies

I recently came face to face with some old memories. First, came the memories of my infant daughters’ unwillingness to nap. I went two for two in this category, as neither daughter deemed napping necessary for her wellbeing, or mine. Placed lovingly in her crib, each baby girl would cry—then scream. Showers were never the…

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a belated introduction to the new man in my life

Meet Carson. He’s curious and stubborn. He wakes far too early for my liking. Five on the clock I’m okay with; four-thirty, no thank you. He’s demanding when he wants attention—he either emits a high-pitched whine or seeks out any non-toy he can find, usually an area rug, a sock, a shoe, or my daughters’…

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