Episode 55: The Burnt Sunset with Chris Ledoux

June 24, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Chris Ledoux is a Portsmouth resident, an engineer, owner of Seascape Landscape, and now, a published author. The Burnt Sunset was just released June 21 and is a post-apocalyptic novel, featuring Chris’s sketches and lyrics. Chris talks about an accident that changed his life, his son’s bout … Continue reading Episode 55: The Burnt Sunset with Chris Ledoux

Episode 53: A Year of Saying Yes with Jamie Jenson

May 27, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Jamie Jenson decided to change her course after years of teaching and a life-changing event with a year of saying “Yes!” One of those yeses was pursuing a childhood dream of becoming a journalist. She recently graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse … Continue reading Episode 53: A Year of Saying Yes with Jamie Jenson

Episode 47: Writing a TV Pilot with Stephanie Lazenby and Catherine Stewart

April 10, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Stephanie Lazenby and Catherine Stewart have collaborated on a television pilot called “Domesticated.” They are now applying to competitions and working together to break into the industry. They talk about their journey as a team and as writers. Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of … Continue reading Episode 47: Writing a TV Pilot with Stephanie Lazenby and Catherine Stewart

Episode 10: The Next World Over with David Barnette

July 18, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins David H. Barnette is a Portsmouth native and fantasy novelist. He is a 1965 graduate of Portsmouth High School. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1969, he served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. On All In, he talks about the fantasy world he created, his inspirations, … Continue reading Episode 10: The Next World Over with David Barnette

Episode 4: The Business of Writing with Bob Comenole

May 23, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Bob Comenole shares how he has created a successful writing business as an author and writing teacher. We also hear from two of his students Liz Newman and Shir Haberman about their experiences in the writing courses. Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his … Continue reading Episode 4: The Business of Writing with Bob Comenole

Choose to be Teachers and Students

My daughter and son-in-law asked me to speak at their wedding. I was honored but also hesitant--what could I, of all people in their lives, say about marriage? The only thing I know without a doubt. With their permission, here's my speech: As we gather to celebrate your journey together, I want to share with … Continue reading Choose to be Teachers and Students

“Volunteering” by guest blogger Felicia Thomas

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it lines up with my goals, which is to help people find their own healthy … Continue reading “Volunteering” by guest blogger Felicia Thomas

Guest Blogger: Letter to Millennials

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it lines up with my goals, which is to help people find their own healthy … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Letter to Millennials

Uncle Phil Radio Show Nov 11, 2016

I had the pleasure of talking about my book on the Uncle Phil Show on Friday. It's a bit long, but a great hour-long discussion with Phil and Marshall. We had some deep conversations about education, bullying and how to help our children in this climate of fear, but mostly, we laughed and bonded over our … Continue reading Uncle Phil Radio Show Nov 11, 2016

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: June 2016

How do we inspire the best and the brightest to become educators? We have to make the profession a respectable position. Right now, American teachers are scapegoats for everything wrong with our society. This is not true in other countries. How do we bring respect to the profession? This multiple step process must happen simultaneously … Continue reading Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: June 2016