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Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Carolyn Oravitz


Carolyn and her Hubby

Hi and a very Merry Christmas! My name is Carolyn Oravitz and I am a writer, teacher, and artist. I naturally fell into a life as a writer since I came from a family of writers. My father had a degree in journalism, my mother wrote beautiful poetry, my sister writes for newspapers and magazines, my brother has co-written books on philosophy, and my son has written for his college publications and newspapers. I have written for publications for the past ten years including the Independent NEPA Magazine where I have the opportunity to meet and work with very talented writers and artists.

I am enjoying my most recent project writing Literature Guides for Helping Hands Press. As a certified elementary and secondary English teacher with years of teaching experience, I love working with children’s literature. Let’s face it. Writers are also readers! I am working on a series of Literature Guides for grades three to twelve that I promise will be most helpful as supplementary materials for homeschoolers as well as students needing something a little extra in the literature discipline in public and private schools.

Please feel free to contact me at carolyno@frontiernet.net.


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School’s in! (Or it will be any day now.)

How do parents get off on the right foot with their homeschooling program?

Parents need to take off their “Parent Hat” and put on their “Teacher Hat.”

Have that table cleared off, at least, for school work, or if you have an extra room, have it designated as the “school room.” Have everything organized in files so that you know which direction everyone is heading.

Your “students” should be dressed, should have had breakfast, and should be sitting up in a chair or a desk with pencil in hand, books opened, and raring to go.

You, Mom or Dad, should be dressed for school, too. After all, you’re trying to teach character, aren’t you? “Good” character starts with tidy personal care, good manners, and a willing spirit to work.

If you want your child to grow up with strong morals and a good work ethic to be a useful member of society, it starts in your home. So parent, let’s get going and TEACH!

Marsha Hubler
Author of the Keystone Stables Series

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