A Teacher Finds Her Calling in Barbara Kennard’s ‘Dragons in My Classroom’ [EXCERPT]

Barbara Kennard with her students at the Dragon School in Oxford, England.
Barbara Kennard with her students at the Dragon School in Oxford, England. (Photo courtesy Barbara Kennard)

Teachers are tenacious by nature. They know how to adapt, and they constantly strive to sharpen their skills, connect with students, and leave an indelible mark on children’s lives. Barbara Kennard is one such teacher. But in her forthcoming memoir, Dragons in My Classroom, she candidly admits that she didn’t start out that way. She had to learn to become the kind of teacher she always wanted to be. We hope you love this exclusive sneak peek from the book, due on store shelves on June 14. Enjoy! —J&H

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Jackie Kabler’s ‘The Perfect Couple’ Will Make You Look Twice at Your Spouse [REVIEW]

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Was their marriage truly perfect, or the perfect lie? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She thought she’d found the man of her dreams. She hoped their love would last forever. She never expected him to vanish into thin air. In Jackie Kabler’s latest novel, she examines the one question every hopeless romantic always asks: Is there any such thing as The Perfect Couple?

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J. Byrne Murphy’s ‘Le Deal’ Proves That Living Abroad Comes With Its Own Set of Challenges [REVIEW]

A leap of faith and a move to Paris lead a young entrepreneur to success in Le Deal. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to pack up and move to another continent? While your innate sense of adventure may relish the thought, what would the realities of the situation be like? Obviously each nation has its own way of doing things, its own culture. But what challenges might you encounter? Find out in J. Byrne Murphy’s Le Deal.

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THE LAST KING: Seven Questions for M.J. Porter [INTERVIEW]

Viking sword and armor
They may have been violent, but M.J. Porter shows that the Vikings weren’t what you may expect. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I love a great historical novel, particularly if it is equally immersive and winds up teaching me something new. M.J. Porter’s The Last King does just that. It transports us back to a part of early English history you may not be that familiar with, when Viking violence spread throughout the land. And while reading this story fueled my imagination, it also brought up some burning questions. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author. —J&H

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THE BRIDLED TONGUE: Five Questions for Catherine Meyrick [INTERVIEW]

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Author Catherine Meyrick stops by to chat about her latest book, The Bridled Tongue. (Photo courtesy Canva/Courante Publishing/Catherine Meyrick)

Why do people get married? It’s a question many of us ask ourselves, before and after taking vows. Yet as sticky a question as that can be in modern times, back in 1586 England, the answers were even more complicated than they are now. Find out why as author Catherine Meyrick sits down to chat with us about her new historical novel, The Bridled Tongue. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post