Bio: Kathleen Paul is an award-winning author who thinks writing is a tool for many things. One of the ways she uses this "tool" is to encourage Christian maturity in young believers. Her popular writing clubs for girls not only gives her the opportunity to foster young talent but also help the girls think through how being a Christian influences the way a person acts. The girls see a dilemma in a fictional setting and make choices according to God's principles. She says, "While they discuss the character's problems, I learn a lot about their own feelings. We examine human nature and make decisions recognizing man's weaknesses and God's strength. We are learning more than punctuation and grammar. We are learning how to apply God's Truth to our lives."
The church bus will be taking off on Friday for Camp L.O.S. Karen Aimee had planned to visit her father in New Mexico while her best friend, Melanie Honeywell, went to camp for the first time. When Karen's dad cancels the visit, the girls make a mad scramble to get enough money for Karen's camp fee. Campers swim, canoe, hike, and go horseback riding. They can also get lost, get sunburned, and get in trouble. Melanie must have her friend beside her for all the adventures.
Melanie Honeywell and Karen Aimee take on the job of doing yard work for a strange old lady in the neighborhood. They soon discover that the woman is lonely and frightened. The amount of work to be done on the old run-down house is more than the girls can handle. To make matters worse, a troublemaker targets the woman for acts of vandalism. The girls are fortunate to have God on their side as they find ways to help Mrs. Coffenstein and uncover the cause of her fear. They enlist the aid of their ... more info>>
Karen's mom has fallen in love with the veterinarian! The wedding is scheduled for the end of summer. But Karen generously offers her and Melanie's services to baby-sit Priscilla Clark, a six-year-old better known as Pistol. The little girl has broken both her arms in a skateboard accident, and her Grandmother just can't cope anymore. It's up to Karen and Melanie to keep Pistol occupied and out of trouble all summer. A letter from Karen's father arrives announcing he will pick up Karen to take h... more info>>
Melanie Honeywell comes from a large family and looks forward to the adoption of a child by her aunt and uncle. But Samantha arrives, not as a tiny infant, but as an obnoxious teen-ager. Worse! Samantha will attend their brand new Christian school and be in the same classes as Melanie. Melanie's best friend Karen Aimee accepts Samantha. Melanie wonders if this is the end of the friendship she's had with Karen since they shared a playpen. Samantha has ruined everything. It seems to be her special... more info>>