Author Archives: A Daughter's Story

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I'm an author and a teacher exploring the world and the stories and ideas it holds.

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 21

Sorry it’s a bit late today! Hopefully it is worth the wait. Find previous chapters here. Deep buzzing builds slowly.  At first, it’s like a hundred hornets far off.  I hear it between footfalls, since the thud of my feet … Continue reading

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Moon Keeper

Inspiration can come when you least expect it.  Today, I bring you a poem inspired by Ashley Hansen’s Twitter post: It’s a pretty fun idea, right?  I couldn’t get it out of my head, and to keep my sanity, those … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 20

And we’re back!! Or, more accurately, I’m back.  School is over for the summer, so we’re going back to a chapter a week! If you need a refresher on previous chapters, or if you’re just joining us, you can find … Continue reading

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Prologue to Something

As the school year is winding to a close, I am so thankful for your patience with me, particularly with posting Child of the Kaites.  My long-term subbing job for the past couple months has been deeply challenging.  I have definitely … Continue reading

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Hey all!  Yesterday, I mentioned that E.B. Dawson had interviewed me for her blog.  Well, today is the day that interview came out!  Visit her site to read all about it through this link.  Then let both of us know … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 19

A few months ago, I made the daunting decision to join the world of Twitter.  I thought this would be a painful chore that I had to do if I wanted to “build an author platform” (aka ever get more … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 18

In case you’ve forgotten what’s happened so far, here is a list where you can access previous chapters. The door barely shakes under Elesekk’s pounding fists.  He yells, but no one comes to release us. Saviayr pushes up from the … Continue reading

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“Shake the Dust”

In the absence of a Child of the Kaites chapter this week, I’d like to share with you a Spoken Word that I’ve used with my students this week.  Hopefully it can inspire you 🙂

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 17

Thanks for waiting for this 🙂  As I said last week, for the rest of the school year I’ll be posting every-other Monday (as long as I can keep on track with lesson planning, grading, AND story editing).  In the … Continue reading

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My Apologies

Dear readers, I have happy news!!  I’m starting a new job as a long-term substitute teacher.  You may know that I’ve been a day-to-day substitute this year (and, if you’re interested, you can read some about that adventure over on … Continue reading

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