What Kids Taught Me About Writing

I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend so far. Just a quick note to share that I have a special guest post running at the blog Motherhoot. If you haven’t discovered this great blog yet, it’s a place where you can find a lot of moaning, groaning and laughing about family life. My post…

Childhood Story “The Mysterious Relatives”

I found this short story from my childhood tucked away in a bright yellow folder, written in my careful script. I was probably about 11 when I wrote it. I hadn’t read it in years and expected to discover that The Mysterious Relatives was one of my Cathy Summers mysteries. As I flipped through it,…

Childhood Mystery: The Fairview Treasure

Here’s another one of my childhood writing excerpts. I can barely decipher my handwriting on this 25-year-old fifth grade writing assignment as I wrote it in pencil. I remember writing this story, which I titled The Fairview Treasure. Back then, I was reading a lot of Phyllis A. Whitney books, as well as the Nancy…