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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

Madeleine L’Engle, author, A Wrinkle in Time

Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to learn about our family’s adventures in making stories! 

Our Books

You and your child can quickly learn about our projects in this section such as Star Life Keepers, our first middle school novel.

We also show artwork in Meet the Stars featuring our main characters. Additionally, there’s information about the upcoming Orion Fire Storm sequel. 


We provide short summaries on our work-in-progress Flying Horse Island chapter books and Global Fairy Academy novels for elementary school readers.

Storymaking Hub

In our family, we’ve found that ages eight through twelve represent an ideal sweet spot for kidlit storymaking.


We engage hands-on with our kids via Learn about Stories and Develop Stories to augment their schoolwork, which can further unleash their imagination, facilitate collaboration, and enhance essential critical thinking skills—and eventually enable them to Complete and Share Stories


  • Reading

  • Storytelling

  • Words & Pics: Language and Visual Arts

We provide activities for you and your child to explore as part of Literacy@Home.

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  • Family Activities

  • Workbooks

  • Guides


You can follow a tiered format to identify the right level of activities and projects for a child learning how to make stories.

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Complete Stories

  • Personal Communication

  • Social Media

  • Publishing (DIY)

Share Stories (Young Writers) 

Inspiring examples of kids and young adults from around the world who became published authors—traditional or independent—starting with Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) and Jane Austin (Lady Susan).

A Beacon of Hope

Children today often feel like they are going from one crisis to another. It may seem as if they’ve been set adrift in a dangerous storm, trying to keep their heads above water. Literacy can serve as a beacon of hope for them to envision a better future.


The good news is that, as parents and grandparents, we have an opportunity to provide “light-the-way” storymaking opportunities for our kids at home, which will better prepare them to become more literate and competitive in the ever-changing global gig economy.

Our Family's Journey

I’m a retired bioscience executive and “Fifty-Year Entrepreneur,” with much of that time spent helping kids and families to deal with serious medical problems. 


Reading and creative writing played a key-role in my childhood—helping to break the cycle of family dysfunctionality—and led me to become a lifelong learner with a career focused on technology innovation. 


At the age of eight, my grandson Brady decided we should co-develop an epic “Lewis and Tolkien” fantasy adventure for middle school kids. That led to Star Life Keepers, which we’ve completed. I’m also now working with four other grandchildren to create new books for elementary and midgrade readers. 

Check out more of our family's journey here!

Fun Stuff

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