Our Blog Contributors
Kim Kautzer is the primary voice of the WriteShop blog. Like most of you, Kim is the wearer of many hats. We may not all wear the same hats, but each one we slap onto our heads identifies those areas that make us unique! Though her homeschooling days are behind her now, Kim’s hours are far from quiet as she helps run the busy WriteShop business through product development, writing and blogging, serving customers, and speaking at homeschool conventions.
Kim is happy wife to Jim, mom of three adult children, and doting grandma to nine grandchildren. She loves the challenge of a Sunday crossword puzzle and finds much happiness burying her nose in a good book with a cup of hot tea at her side.
Misti Lacy has years of experience teaching writing in both a homeschool and classroom setting. Now, as WriteShop’s curriculum consultant, she loves to come alongside parents and educators to help them choose levels, plan schedules, and teach writing with confidence. Part of the year, Misti and her husband Greg reside in western Nebraska, where they stare at a pond, putter in the garden, and drive their family crazy. The rest of the time, they live in Arizona to be close to their two adult children.
Daniella Dautrich brings many fresh and exciting offerings, from encouraging articles to engaging writing activities. Homeschooled all the way through high school, Daniella is also a WriteShop alumna and a graduate of Hillsdale College. She and her husband fill their Southern California home with books on writing, literature, and computer science. They are the parents of a darling daughter.
For over two decades, Janet Wagner was an elementary and middle school teacher in two Christian academies, a public district school, and a public charter school. She also had the honor of helping to homeschool her two nieces.
Janet and her husband Dean live on the family farm in the Piedmont region of north central North Carolina. Currently, she enjoys a flexible life of homemaking, volunteering, reading, writing, tutoring students and training dogs, and learning how to build websites.
You can view her web work-in-progress at Creative Writing Ideas and Activities.