Mom Turns Author

21 March 1:00 am
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by Amy Tjaden News Editor


We often describe ourselves as “mom” or “dad”. It is not unusual for me to fill out a profile synopsis by stating, “I’m a homeschool mom.” There is nothing at all wrong with those titles. But sometimes people start to see us as simply “Joe’s mom” or “that homeschooling mom who lives down the street”.

We are all so much more. Some of us have other jobs. We have hobbies and interests. We’ve achieved some amazing things while raising our children. Such is the case for Partricia Parson Sparkes. She is a homeschooling mother of 14! And she now can add published author to her title.

Sparkes, originally from England, has written a series of books about ‘The Good Egg Gang’. The books are aimed at 5-8 year olds. Sparkes is currently looking for investors to turn the books into a television series. One of the books has already been made into an 11 minute pilot that they are trying to sell to television companies worldwide.

Two of Sparkes children have autism so 2.5% of the proceeds from the sale of the books go to the UK National Autistic Society.

This got me to thinking about other homeschooling parents out there; moms or dads. I’d like to hear from our readers. I’m always asking to hear about your children’s accomplishments, but now I want to hear about the parent’s accomplishments. Are you a published author? Do you participate in community theatre? Do you volunteer? Are you a fabulous cook?

It can be anything! Send your story to [email protected] and we’ll share your story.

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