In Time (Interview with Ariel Russell) POS003

“Time is like a tapestry, every strand connected in some way. It weaves over and around itself in one infinite loop.” 

This podcast includes an interview with Ariel Russell the author of In Time.  Ariel shares her inspirations, and the creative process that she experienced as she wrote this novel. Similar to the main character, Ethne, Ariel recently graduated from high school. In Time was Ariel’s senior project and had to be written less than a year. What a huge accomplishment for any writer!  Currently, Ariel is continuing this magical story with a second book in the series.

If you enjoy reading books that include time travel, and mythology, this novel is for you. Like all high school graduates, Ethne is discovering who she is and what her life purpose is. The truth reveals itself, and this journey to self-discovery leads to dimensional time traveling. These adventures include mythical creatures and magical elements. Life decisions have to be made, and Ethne finds her life pathway that she has to now fulfill.  Readers will enjoy taking these life experiences with Ethne and will admire the person that she becomes.

In Time can be purchased on

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What Lies Beyond-POS002

What Lies Beyond is written by an independent writer, Zachary Betters. If you love to read horror books about haunted hotels, this book is for you! A father and his two sons are healing from losing their mother/wife to a violent crime. Charles, the father, accepts a job promotion that relocates the family to Kansas. On the way to Kansas, a tornado destroys their new home and they have to stay in a hotel. One hotel that they stay at includes activities that the boys enjoy. Chaos happens when the family finds themselves in the middle of paranormal activities. Charles is able to protect his family from a spirit who is seeking revenge.

Zachary Betters, an independent author, is majoring in Software Development and Design. He has been writing since he was 10 years old, and published his first book, Mindless, in 2015. What Lies Beyond can be purchased at


Study Guide: The Day They Sold the Moon-POS001

During this podcast, we review the independent book, Study Guide: The Day They Sold the Moon by Tracy Goodwin. This study guide is a great resource for teachers, which includes several activities and creative drama ideas that expose students to “virtues.”  These lessons can be integrated into a Language Arts, Math, Science, and Health curriculum. The book, The Day They Sold the Moon was written by a young child who has Autism, Jack Paschall. The main character in the book wants to go to the moon since it is made up of cheese. He comes up with a brilliant plan to become abducted by aliens so that he can get to the moon. He dresses in a cow costume which gets the attention of a frog alien named Musher. He hires Jack to help sell the cheese on the moon. Eventually, Jack realizes that the moon is disappearing, and he needs to find a solution before our oceans, animals, and the solar system are affected. In the end, Jack saves the moon.

Tracy Goodwin helped Jack Paschall tell and publish his story. Amazing! Even though Jack has Autism and has difficulty with social skills, he teaches virtues throughout his story. Tracy published the Study Guide: The Day They Sold the Moon to continue this story process. Today, our children need to learn a great deal on virtues such as having confidence, integrity, working with other, having gratitude, and loving yourself as you are.

This story has the “power” to change the world! What is your story?