This was such a fun book to write~
Sometimes, in these past several months, it’s been difficult to imagine how beautiful the world truly is. Through the magic of the written word, sometimes we can escape and find peace and beauty in the darkness.
We’ve partnered with Waldorf Publishing to bring you a little insight into some of their authors, and their creative process. The latest of these Five Questions segments highlights author Deborah Hunt.
What would you say was the inspiration for writing your book/s.
The inspiration for writing my books is to inspire children to read and dream and imagine and believe that almost anything is possible.
Do you have a relative that is also an Author?
My daughter, Meaghan co-authored “Essential Oils, Teas, and Self-Care” with me and both of my sons wrote small excerpts for the book.
Do you see yourself writing more books in the future?
Yes, I am always working on several…
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My writing interview!
Thanks for an amazing and fun interview about my book, writing, and nursing.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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