An update on my writing projects

I have two different projects going. A story about children and lying (not telling the truth) is developing nicely and is nearing completion.  I have revised the age of the main character to 6 years. My grandson, also six, has contributed to a ‘dream’ within the story.  I will have to add his name as …

Why Kids Lie

Many parents worry when their kids lie.  The issue is so widespread (and not just among children) and stressful for parents and kids that I started researching the topic.  I am now writing a story for 5-year-olds about the subject of ‘honesty and lies’.  Any input in the form of opinions or personal experiences would …

Children’s Stories About Old Age

Continuing the topic of my last blog, ‘Vulnerabilities of Childhood and Old Age,’ I am considering linking the two stages of life by writing a children’s story, the main concept of which would be the joy and value older persons bring into children’s lives. When children grow up valuing the older generation, they will in …

March 26, 2017

I am finding that following the trail of dishes in the cuisine of a particular region is teaching me the history of the region and the movement of people into and out of the region in a most interesting way. I would never have thought that kebabs originated when invading armies in Turkish fields with …

Heritage Food Book

Started writing and editing content for a Heritage Food Book.  Result is I think about food all the time! Nevertheless, enjoying the work: learning about foods, their history, stunning pictures of international cuisines, beautiful photos of places where the foods originated, how the food recipes travelled over time and countries where they have become integrated …

Story Ideas

I am considering writing my next story (non-fiction) about why people around the world have different skin color. Please share your thoughts regarding this topic. I would also welcome other ideas that you would like children to read about.