Kid to Kid: Interview with a Young Wizard from RVA

Interview with Zack

As you encourage your children to read, why not encourage them to read a cool book written by a kid? Richmond’s own, Zack Samuels (a.k.a. Henri Maggot), started writing My Life as a Young Wizard when he was 11-years-old.  Wise beyond his years, yet down to earth, Zack has now reached the ripe old age […]

Daddy Blogger and Local Author Rocks with his Three Boys

Summer of the woods ular-Compressed

When Steven Smith asked me if I’d like a copy of his book, I wasn’t sure it was something I’d really enjoy. After all, it’s written for ages 7-12 and I figured it was just another kid’s book. But boy was I surprised! As the father of 3 boys, Smith certainly has a good handle […]

Celebrating Sweet September Sixteen

Kim, her daughter Kali, and husband Mark.

When it comes to Real Richmond Parents, no one is more real than Kim Newlen! Kim is the founder of Sweet Monday, a motivational speaker, and an author. She’s also a wife and mother and very busy Richmond parent! LookBetterThanYouFeel You may know Kim from a previous article related to her LookBetterThanYouFeel garment for women […]

A Great Beach Read from a Richmond Author Who Supports JDRF

kathleen reid

We just love to celebrate new authors – and especially Richmond authors! We’re excited to hear that one of Richmond’s newest authors has written a great beach read – or just a leisurely read at home. And best of all? It supports the vital research related to diabetes research. Richmonder Kathleen Reid, a long-time JDRF […]

Richmond Author Inspires Kids for World Peace


In 1978, John Hunter decided that he wanted to teach his inner-city students about global issues in such a way that “they could experience the feeling of learning through their bodies.” He designed the World Peace Game and for more than 30 years, Hunter has used it to introduce these issues to students from his […]

Bestselling Author of ‘How Children Succeed’ Speaking at Sabot on June 13, 2013


Paul Tough, bestselling author of How Children Succeed, will speak about his book at Sabot at Stony Point on June 13, 2013 at the inaugural Peg Spangenthal Memorial Lecture. Sabot at Stony Point and Tom Chewning, Honorary Chair, invite you to join in the quest to make our community a place where all children can succeed. Paul […]

Presto! — A Darling Ballerina Book by Richmonder Mair Downing

Presto childrens book Mair Downing

When Mair Downing sent me a copy of her book, I was thrilled to sit down and read it with my little platinum-blonde princess. Mair’s bio alone made me want to read the book because she “got her writing start the old-fashioned way–drafting heartfelt apology notes for breaking the rules.” Any girl this sassy has got to write […]

Young House Love AND Kate Hall Share Home Love Secrets


Check out a super fun event right here in Richmond, Virginia with some fantastic celebrities – including Kate Hall! Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update and Show Your Home Some Love Sherry Petersik, John Petersik Author Event Sherry and John Petersik are the creators of the hit home improvement blog Young House Love […]

Win ‘Secrets of the Mommyhood’ Just in Time for Mother’s Day

secrets of the mommyhood

Have you ever wished someone had given you, or would give you, information and step-by-step instructions on what to expect throughout pregnancy and EXACTLY what to do once your bundle of joy arrives? Okay – that’s not going to happen. But we do have a giveaway for one lucky mom or mom-to-be. Secrets of The Mommyhood […]

Master Class: The Art of the Narrative with David Robbins

David Robbins

Best-selling and award-winning author, professor of creative writing, and co-founder of James River Writers and The Podium Foundation, David L. Robbins will conduct a series of 8 short fiction workshops weekly for advanced adult writers. The focus will be on craft, self-editing, and the structural components of good storytelling. Dates: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00, June 19-August 7. Location: For more information […]