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 I'm Laurel Wenson, author, teacher, and speaker.

I'll be presenting two workshops this week at our monthly writers group -- both given virtually.  The morning session is free, and the afternoon session is only $15 for non-members.

You can find more information on our website at:


In addition to writing the Caldwell Series, I run my own part-time business Lessons by Laurel, an online resource for homeschool families, and offer online classes in Elementary, Middle and High School English, Art History,

Music History, and World Geography.  I've been teaching in the homeschool community in some capacity for  over 15 years.

During my teaching years I also ran a homeschool theater troupe, which was the inspiration for my first book, Sets on a Shoestring,  published in July of 2019.

I'm a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers' Group here in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and a proud graduate of the "Publishing for Writers" specialized diploma program at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. I'm also an avid participant in National Novel Writing Month!

So glad you stopped by! Be sure to join my mailing list for updates on future books and events!



Unexpected Tales from A to Z by Robert Wenson

Some things you just can't expect. Among them you will find:

Bartholomew and the Banana Blizzard. The denizens of Burensburg are threatened by the activity of a thoughtless gold-mining operation, until Bartholomew fins a solution.

Esme and the Eloquent Eggplant. Esme likes to talk to plants. One of them starts to talk back -- but there's more here than meets the ear!

Miranda and the mesmeric Maestro. The War of 1812 is raging and President Madison is quacking like a duck. Miranda finds that a knowledge of Homer is useful.

The heroes and heroines of these stories are ordinary boys and girls confronted with problems, from an Argumentative Alligator to a Zany Zoo, that call forth cleverness, ingenuity, and courage.