Time Travel and the Visitor from 4-D

Thanks for an amazing and fun interview about my book, writing, and nursing.

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Andrea Smith takes the helm of hosting Express Yourself! Teen Radio and begins by reading the chapter about Time from the book Be the Star You Are! For Teens. She then interviews author Deborah Dolan Hunt as part of our Super Smart Sundays program to give authors an opportunity to discuss their books during Covid-19. Deborah’s book, The Visitor from 4-D by Deborah Dolan-Hunt is a light-hearted science fiction novel geared for middle-graders that is based on the time travel experiments some people believe occurred at the former Montauk Air Force Station. Deborah also discusses her work as a nurse, professor, and the writing life since she is the author of several different books. Andrea finishes the show with her segment of In the Spotlight focusing on climate change. She recently was on a boat in the Channel Islands where a pod of 1000 dolphins were playing. World biodiversity…

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Santa’s Favorite Treat by Deborah Hunt

Santa’s Favorite Treat

Deborah Dolan Hunt


“Mama,” said Lucy. “I want to make Santa a special treat.”

Mama smiled. “We can bake cookies.”

“But everyone gives Santa cookies,” said Lucy.

“We can make meatballs,” said Tommy.

Lucy giggled. “Santa doesn’t eat meatballs.”

Tommy pouted. “I bet he does.”

“I think we should make him a cake,” said Lucy.

“He can’t eat a whole cake,” said Tommy.

“He can share it with his reindeers,” said Lucy.

Tommy stamped his feet. “Reindeers eat carrots.”

Mama nodded.

Lucy looked in the pantry. “We can make him oatmeal.”

“It will be cold and yucky.” Tommy snapped his fingers. “We can make him a pizza.”

“That’s silly,” said Lucy.

Mama nodded.

Lucy pouted. “We have to think of something special.”

Mama went to the shelf and took out Grandma Kay’s old recipe book.

Lucy and Tommy sat down next to Mama.

Mama opened the book and out fell a piece of faded yellow paper.

Lucy shouted. “Look at all these special recipes.”

Tommy said with glee. “And there’s even one for meatballs.”

Mama wiped a tear from her eye. “Every year Grandma and I made a special treat for


“But which one should we make?” asked Lucy.

Tommy pointed to the middle of the page and read. “This one because its Santa’s favorite.”

Lucy read it out loud. “Santa’s Favorite Treat.”

“How do we make it?” asked Tommy.

Mama smiled. “We mix cookies, meatballs, cake, oatmeal, and pizza.”

“Yummy,” shouted Lucy and Tommy.

Mama nodded.


A Family Project

Thanks so much for interviewing us on this family book project. We are most appreciative!!


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As a mother daughter writing team it must have been a lot of fun writing together. What was the collaboration like between the two of you on this book?

It was a wonderful experience to write this book together. We collaborated from conception to completion and divided topics based on our areas of expertise. This also turned into a family project with my son Brian writing the piece on Cycling, and my other son John writing the piece on Journaling, and my son’s girlfriend Jaime writing the piece on Meditation. We all participated in the review and editing processes and that was quite helpful and exciting.

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I find that some people do not really understand the potential benefits and precautions of essential oils and how they should be used. For example, most…

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