Wright on Time: Iowa, Book 6 NOW AVAILABLE!

Happy October!

As of last Friday, Wright on Time: Iowa, Book 6 is published! I am super excited about this book. I, the author of the Wright on Time series, am from Iowa. Plus, the book is set in October and October is my birthday month. 🙂

Wright on Time: Iowa, Book 6

  • 6th book in the Wright on Time series
  • Written by Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley
  • Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle
  • Published: October 4, 2013
  • ISBN: 193784806X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848064
  • LCCN: 2013935885
  • Retail price: $12.99
  • Pages: 162
  • Genre: Chapter book

From the back of the book:

Discover all 50 states with Nadia and Aidan!

Nadia and Aidan continue their RV adventure with a trip to visit cousins in their dad’s home state of Iowa—just in time for Halloween and Nadia’s birthday! Nadia loves having time to document their discoveries about the Time Tuner. Aidan wants to sword fight with corn.

But what’s a “Wright on thyme”? How does a turtle get to be a Prince? How can you get lost inside a computer? And just what freaky weird Halloween tricks will the Time Tuner play on them?

Wright on Time: Collection One, Books 1-4 is now an AUDIOBOOK!

I’m doing a bit of a dance here today, because Do Life Right, Inc. now has five books turned into audiobooks!

Wright on Time: Collection One, Books 1-4 is available as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon (as an audiobook), and iTunes! Read by Darlene Allen.

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!

50% off deal! Send in a Flat Kids Photo from your state!


From today until all 50 U. S. states are spoken for, enjoy a “within 72 hours” rebate of 50% of your Wright on Time(R) books order (no matter how large) by sending in a high quality photograph of your child(ren) [faces must be seen] holding at least one of the Wright on Time books Flat kids in your home state. (Outside photographs only. Must be in a place which shows something uniquely your state; e.g. Statue of Liberty, St. Louis arch, saguaro cactus, corn field, particular style of house, volcano, Space Needle, etc.). Please check the list below to see what states haven’t been claimed yet and please send in your photograph(s) before placing your order (so that e-mail addresses can be matched up for the manual rebate–expect this rebate to take up to 3-4 days, unless you’ve been in e-mail contact with Lisa). This offer is valid for all uncrossed out states. Shipping remains full price based on weight.

Offer good for the first person in each state to send in their photograph(s) stating which state they are in (not necessarily where you live) and the first name of the child(ren) in the photograph(s). By sending in a photograph, the sender is granting Wright on Time books (an imprint of Do Life Right, Inc.) permission to publicly display the photograph, the first name of the child(ren), age of the child(ren), and the state photographed in on the Wright on Time books website, promotional materials, and Do Life Right, Inc. Publishing site.

Please contact Lisa for the e-mail address you should send the photographs to.

Kid quotes are welcomed for accompanying the photographs. Flat Aidan and Flat Nadia can be found here.

One lucky kid will have their photograph at the beginning of Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4, due out in December 2010!

States left:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Offer may be used in conjunction with the Labor Day weekend “3 for $30” sale. Buy all three Wright on Time books for ONLY $30 from September 1, 2010 through 11:59PM Monday, September 6, 2010!

Fall 2010 Creative Writing classes

Hooray! I’ll be teaching creative writing classes again this fall!

Creative Writing

with Author Lisa Cottrell-Bentley

Enjoy the magical world of fiction writing this fall with customized classes.

Location: Sahuarita Arts Center, 18825 S. La Cañada, Sahuarita, AZ

Homeschoolers’ Creative Writing, ages 6+ or with permission

This class includes how to spot elements of good storytelling, finding voice, dynamics of critiquing, editing basics, deciding on illustrations (and drawing some), grammar and spelling help (if needed), and much more! This class is geared toward children. There will be 12 instructional hours total, with assignments to take home during the off weeks (which will culminate in a completed physical kid’s book at the end of the session). All assignments and instruction will be customized for each child as needed, and can be ongoing for the Spring session.
Dates: September 13, 20, October 25, November 8, 15, 22
Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM, Bring your own snack and drink, if desired. All are invited to bring a laptop if they prefer typing, rather than writing longhand.

Wednesdays: Creative Writing for all

6-10 year olds
Same as above class.
Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM, Bring yourself and your imagination!

11+ (including adults) or with permission
This class includes even further in-depth storytelling and editing techniques, learning how to give and take critique advice, how to make a tagline and synopsis, a professional critique of first ~20 pages of a manuscript after the class (valued at $120+), and much more! Those in this class will be able to e-mail Lisa for the rest of 2010 with their writing questions at no additional cost. This class is geared toward those serious about writing.
Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM, Bring yourself and your imagination! Laptops are encouraged for those wanting to work digitally, rather than on paper.

Class costs:
$150 per person
Payments of cash, check, or credit card (through PayPal) accepted. Due in full one week before first class. No refunds for missed classes. If Lisa needs to reschedule a class, she’ll work with you on the date and time.

About Lisa:
Lisa is a published author who has lived in Sahuarita 5½ years. Her Wright on Time series of children’s chapter books have been a big hit with children, parents, and teachers all over the world. Lisa is the mother of two, has been a Girl Scout leader for 9 years, and has been winning writing awards since she was 9. To find out more about Lisa and her books, check out: www.WrightOnTimeBooks.com

To sign up or ask for more information send an e-mail to Lisa using the contact form.