MomTV Interview: Stand up for your beliefs!

As an author, I’ve really enjoyed the opportunities I’ve had to talk with fun and fascinating people. In particular, the variety of interviewers I’ve meet have been really enjoyable.

Yesterday, I had the chance to speak with Dori DeCarlo from MomTV, Word of Mom, and S1™ Safety First, LLC (an ingenious bag company for clear bags). Click on the MomTV link to find archived shows. Dori and I (along with a typed-in viewer) discussed a variety of things: homeschooling/unschooling, parental involvement in children’s lives and advocacy for them no matter how they are educated, and managing a home-based business while raising children.

As everyone here knows, I’m a homeschooling mother of two. We’ve considered ourselves Radical Unschoolers since my oldest, Zoe, became school age. Since she’s nearly fifteen, that means we’ve been living this lifestyle for a long time now! We’re at the point of really seeing the benefits to this lifestyle. In talking about this, the underlying theme of stand up for your beliefs, and especially your children, kept coming up.

In Dori’s bag company, she not only uses the highest quality of materials for the bags she produces, but she always made a point to provide bags for kids in wheelchairs–right from the start. Why? Because it’s important to her to do the right thing, stand up for her convictions, and not let the naysayers win. How inspiring!

I can really appreciate this attitude. It’s exactly what lead me to turn Do Life Right, Inc. into the first (and still only) publishing company that specializes in books for and about realistic homeschoolers of today. When I first wrote my Wright on Time series of children’s chapter books, I was told time and time again that there was no market for books about homeschoolers. Not only do I not believe that to be true, but I’ve based my entire company around it. The result is a well appreciated book series with a growing publishing company.

What convictions do you have? What are you willing to stand up for? Inspire me and send me your story!

Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4!

Yes! The proof copy, otherwise known as the “galley” for Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4, has arrived!

We’re very excited! 🙂

Orders can be placed starting on Monday, April 4th. Books will be shipped around April 15th, or as soon as my first large order arrives. They’ll be for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. sooner than that date, if you are anxious! 🙂

Lisa Cottrell-Bentley

Wright on Time homeschooling books

There are now FOUR books in the Wright on Time series!

Happy Birthday, Aidan!

Happy April Fool’s Day, and Happy Birthday to Aidan Wright, the Wright family’s youngest!

Aidan, very appropriately, was born on April Fool’s Day. Since he’s always been a jokester, his family has found this birthday quite appropriate.

In celebration of the holiday, here are a few of Aidan’s favorite knock-knock jokes:

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?

Interrupting Cow

Interrupting Co-?


Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Harrison, who?

Har-is-another present

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Stephanie who?

Steph-anantly a good day for a birthday!

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Lettuce, who?

Lettuce tell Prince Pumpkin the Third about our day!

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Aidan, who?

Ay-didn’t ya get my birthday present?

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Nadia who?

Na-dia know who’s birthday it is now?

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Turtle who?

Turtle-loo, see you later!

Free Wright on Time Coloring Pages!

Tanja Bauerle, one of the most amazing illustrators in the world, has created super cool coloring pages for the Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1. Until now, they’ve only been available at my book signings and other in-person events.

Feel free to print as many as your children or students would like! To find again (and print full sized), click on Coloring Pages in the top bar of this website. Enjoy these!


Calling All Children and YA Fiction Writers!

Let’s fill the void in homeschooling literature of today!

Do Life Right, Inc., the publisher for the Wright on Time books is accepting submissions for children and young adult (YA) book manuscripts. If you have a manuscript which fits the guidelines, we’d love to see it!