Fiction Books About Home Schoolers

The goal of this blog is to encourage more writers to write more fiction books about home schoolers for home school children to read.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Home School Kids Want Stories About Home Schoolers

All six of my children, going back to the early 1990's, were home schooled. Many of them were avid readers who enjoyed reading stories about children their own age, but because all contemporary children fiction books back then were set in a regular school environment, my children were not able to ready stories that had home schoolers as characters.  This was understandable since home schooling was rarer back then. However, as the years went by and the number of home schoolers grew into the millions, I looked forward to finding fiction books about home schoolers. I found out it was harder to find than a Bible in a public school.

Recognizing an unmet demand, my wife and I wrote The Lost Da Vincis, a story of four home school siblings who "lose" their parents in a science experiment gone wrong.  The book tells the story of how they find their lost parents.

The purpose of this blog is to help readers find fiction books about home schoolers and also to encourage more writers to write books about home schoolers.  With modern publishing resources, it is incredibly easy to find an audience for books about home schoolers.  I welcome writers to consider adding to the Home School Adventurers series so home schoolers have a easy way to find books about home school children.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. Just yesterday my kids and I were tossing around ideas for a series of books about homeschool kids. It is overwhelming to know how to start the process. Could you do a few posts about how to do the whole process? I would love to hear your experiences. Mostly our questions are about the publishing process. What do you do once the story is written? How do you find an editor? How long does it take from manuscript to book in hand? What are the costs? How do you distribute? What are the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. trying to get it accepted by a well-known publisher. How do you find an ilustrator and cover design. Do you have to file something w the library of Congress? Etc. Etc. Etc.



  2. This is a great suggestion. I will be sure to make this the subject of future posts.

  3. I have published a number of books on Amazon Kindle, if you are as tech savvy as the average teen (or have a teen in your house), you will be able to do it.

    1. I agree. Plus, while traditional publishers only pay the author a royalty of less than 10% of sales, with Amazon you can keep as much as 70% of the sales price which you determine.