Blogging Team

Mindy Baker

Mindy Baker, author of Mouse’s Christmas Gift, Zonderkidz 2018, resides in Indiana with her family where she is a high school Spanish teacher. Through her writing, she hopes to plant seeds of truth in the hearts of her readers. She is a team member of the new Read, Discuss, Do! website and a contributing blogger at

She also produces a mini-magazine called Make the Time! to help you connect with the children in your life through books. If you would like to receive her mini-magazine, you can opt in

Connect with her:
Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Carol Baldwin,
Blog Administrator

Carol’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008). Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educators and writing conferences. She has published widely in newspapers and magazines and along with Joyce Hostetter, co-publishes Talking Storya newsletter for educators and media specialists. Find her thoughts on the writing process, book reviews, and giveaways on her blog.  HALF-TRUTHS, her middle-grade novel that takes place in Charlotte, NC in 1950 is in the tweaking stage. She recently discovered nonfiction picture books and is trying her hand at that. Carol also coordinates the SCBWI-Carolinas blog. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging about either one of those, you’ll find her walking with friends, golfing, or playing with one of her seven grandchildren.

Please connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, because as much as she’d like to, she can’t get the hang of Instagram.

Karley Conklin

Karley Conklin is a full-time librarian, part-time writer, and full-time bookworm. On her blog, she discusses all sorts of literature, from poetry to picture books. Her goal is to use the power of stories to remind others of hope and joy in a world that all too often forgets both.

Amy Earls

Amy Earls is a professor of first-year college students and holds a master’s degree in education for adult learners with a focus in writing. Amy is passionate about helping teens and adults build a strong faith. When she’s not grading papers, she’s writing, mentoring authors, or dreaming up ways to make life an adventure. She lives in a bike-riding and Beaver-loving college town in Oregon with her husband, two daughters, and a never dying goldfish.

Erin Greneaux

Erin Greneaux is an award-winning author of five books and mom to three girls who make every day an adventure. She loves working in the garden, and finds her best inspiration while digging in the dirt. Erin has worked in children’s ministry, missions, education in at-risk communities, and curriculum development. Erin is passionate about exploring the practical application of faith in everyday life. She uses writing to take Biblical ideas and present them in a way that is clear, creative, and captivating. Her published works include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and even a game!

Read her weekly devotion series, Sunday God Meets Monday Mom,
Find her books and projects at Greneaux Gardens.
Follow her Instagram and Facebook.

Sally Matheny

Sally Matheny’s writing is published in worldwide, national, regional, online, and print publications including AppleseedsClubhouse Jr., Homeschooling Today, Practical Homeschooling, Keys for Kids, and The Old Schoolhouse. Sally also writes curriculum and inspirational articles, and she has a few children’s books marinating before serving them to publishers. Blogging at, she encourages people to live victoriously and to courageously tell the next generation wondrous things.

A former public school teacher, Sally plunged into homeschooling in 2000 and still relishes the adventure. She teaches history and writing classes to homeschool groups. In addition, she leads an N.C. Jr. Historian club in association with the N.C. Museum of History. She and her husband live in the North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They enjoy savoring moments with their three children, two additional “sons,” and armfuls of grandbabies.

You can connect with Sally at, on her Facebok page Sally Matheny – Encourager, Writer, Speaker, and on Pinterest.

Sally Matheny

Kyle Morgan

Kyle Morgan is a full-time college student at Grand Canyon University with a major in the longest degree ever, Professional Writing for New Media. The youngest of three boys, Kyle is the final bird in his parent’s nest in the ever-growing state of Idaho. On his blog Cranial Flatulence – A comedy blog. (, he recounts personal anecdotes, mostly comical misadventures of a homeschool fundamentalist in the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised on classic cinema, Kyle is a film buff and a walking IMDb. When he is not doing school, or busy writing the next great screenplay/short story/novel, he enjoys playing with his nieces and spending time with his extended family

Kathy O’Neill

Kathy O’Neill is an art teacher who loves to show everyone they can draw. Visit her website at to discover more about her writing and workshops, and her blog for a Christian view of great art and related projects and devotions for kids. Kathy’s goal is to engage children’s and adults’ hearts, hands and minds to discover God and their own creativity through art, history, and nature.

Catherine Osornio

Catherine L. Osornio has been writing since 2003. Her work includes inspirational articles for a women’s ministry newsletter, over 200 leveled reader stories for a private school’s reading program, fiction and nonfiction articles for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines, a picture book entitled The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, plus numerous work-for-hire projects for clients on As a former elementary school librarian for a National Blue Ribbon School, Catherine was and still is passionate about sharing the love of reading with children. She enjoys cartooning and illustration, and works part-time as a freelance editor and proofreader. Catherine lives with her family in Southern California. You can visit her at