From one-room schools to BYOD
Pennsylvania one-room schoolhouse
September typically means less daylight, the start of fall, and going back to school. 

How did public education start in the United States, and who emphasized the importance of literacy in this country? 

From the founding of the Boston Latin School to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies of today's technology-savvy classrooms, public K-12 education in the United States has shifted since 1635.

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giveawayEnter Goodreads Giveaway by October 31 for a chance to win a free paperback version of Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen. Click the "Enter Giveaway" link below for details. Good luck!

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Mystical Aria by Jean Neff Guthrie

Mystical Aria

by Jean Neff Guthrie

Giveaway ends October 31, 2016.

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Reading in Emerging Writers Tent
Decatur Book Festival
This blog contains photographs from the Decatur Book Festival conducted September 2nd-4th in Decatur, Georgia. Author Jean Neff Guthrie read favorite excerpts from "Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen" in the Emerging Writers Tent. 

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Author Jean Neff Guthrie
Fun Facts About the Author
I never could do my homework on the school bus for more than ten minutes. I'd get motion sick and would feel like throwing up on the kid sitting beside me. 

The school bus rides topped the list of things I liked least about going to school. I enjoyed playing during PE classes, writing essays, and conducting science experiments the best. 

Aria Vanir with her Transmission Diary
Aria Vanir Speaks

Interviews with Aliens

The second book in the 
"Mystical Aria" series,
"Spaceship Diary," is being expanded to include interviews with alien crew members and short stories told by the Gallion royal family. Watch future newsletters for publication announcements of this sequel. In the meantime, here are fun hints:

  • What American sport does the alien queen, Nashata, like to watch from her Gallery of Worlds?

  • What happens when Navy SEALs and alien invaders create a saloon in one of the spaceship's holospaces?

  • How do Gallion youngones date?
Pendant of One Hundred Faces

What does Aria see when she looks into the Pendant of One Hundred Faces, a gift from the alien queen?

Aria and Tommy on Facebook
Aria and Tommy would enjoy interacting with you on their Facebook pages. What would you like to know about these characters? What secrets would you want them to tell?

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