Interview with Helen Davis

Helen R. Davis is an award winning author, who is also an editor and proofreader at Savant. Her debut novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, explores the myth, legend, and history behind Cleopatra VII, the final queen of Egypt, and imagines how the world would have been different if she and her second husband, Marc Antony, had triumphed at the Battle of Actium, which was an important naval battle in the 1st century B.C. She has previously been featured online at, Read more [...]

Illustration Options for Children’s Books

Part of the joy of reading Children’s Books to my children and the children at my various churches or libraries has been the beautiful illustrations that many books have. Art is something that just about everyone appreciates, sometimes without even realizing it. Not everyone is an artist in the sense of drawing or painting. While I have some crude drawing skills, I don’t actually have that level of expertise unless I’m drawing on the computer? However, I’m not totally unartistic, because Read more [...]

Interview with Daniel Janik

Daniel S. Janik is a physician, educator, publisher, and multi-award-winning photographer, artist, poet, author and independent movie producer.   In college, he majored in pre-medicine with a special interest in water chemistry, eventually earning Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees, after which he specialized in public health/preventive medicine. In later life, he conceived the idea of "transformative learning" where learners nurture curiosity and discovery, Read more [...]

Keep Writing

I’ve been very busy this summer. I’ve been putting together a series of 12 Personal Goddess Journals, a companion course for the journals, and a  course, as well as working on what will become illustrations for my next book in the series for Destiny Has Two Grandmas. And among all the writing and hand sewing of the puppets (for illustrations), I had an “Aha” moment. I love it when that happens… You are my greatest supporters. I realize that I’ve been a bit remiss in my job to keep Read more [...]