Talking Story is an e-newsletter which Joyce Hostetter and I co-produce. It is sent to your inbox quarterly and focuses on literacy and good writing practices.

For past issues, see our Facebook Page and click on the banner. Like us or subscribe and you'll be sure to here about upcoming giveways!

I met Joyce Hostetter several years ago at a reading and writing conference in Alabama. We chatted briefly, learned that we lived about an hour apart, and decided to stay in touch. Since then we've discovered that we make a great working team. We've conducted joint workshops for North Carolina teachers at NCCAT and NWRESA and several years ago decided to co-produce an E-newsletter, TALKING STORY.

Most of our readers are teachers, media specialists, or homeschool parents. We stuff each issue with links, books, learning activities, and people related to a particular theme. And oh, yeah - GIVEAWAYS!

Themes for 2016/2017 include:

September/October- Radiation: Friend or Foe?
January/February- Tough Topics
April/May- Poetry
July/August- Colonial America 

If you have a theme you would like us to consider, please drop me an email at