Amy Ballard
I am a high school English teacher and freelance writer living in Southern Idaho. In addition to teaching, I am training in the Idaho Core Coaching Network, which has helped me to expand my horizons as a teacher leader.

I'm excited to announce the launch of my new blog, Christian Teacher, Public School. My aim in writing is to encourage Christians who teach in public schools nationwide. We often feel like fish out of water, but God may find us most useful when we are at our weakest point. Please stop by and say hello!

Teaching a Creative Writing elective is always fun, but this year the class has inspired me to begin work on a novel idea that's been living in the back of my mind for quite a while. I'm using the Writometer Android app, which helps motivate me and tracks my daily word count.

Whenever possible, I squeeze in time to read a book or two. I just finished reading The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers. The setting in a high-mountain valley of the Adirondacks made me miss living in the woods. I'm now reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on my phone.

One of my hobbies is helping my husband with his used book business, Lightning B Books.
If you'd like to check out our used book sales on, click here.

Thanks for visiting! 
"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal." 
--John 6:27
Amy's article, "A People's Pride," appeared in Bead & Button magazine.  Shoshone-Bannock beadwork artist Audrey Bearing tells how her heritage shapes her craft. Read it online.

Image: A stagecoach in the Sagebrush Days Parade July 4th in Buhl, Idaho. Copyright Amy Ballard, 2008.

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