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Nonfiction. Self-guided journal for teens. Arts-based, social-emotional.

I love how it can really teach students how to express their feelings.” —Stephanie Filio, M.Ed

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How do YOU feel, right now? Follow the arrows to find ideas for where to start in your Dream Up Now journal.

Fiction. YA, coming of age.

A sweet, twangy tale about a boy finding his future on the way to his past.” —Kirkus Reviews

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A Song For The Road (SparkPress, 2019)“This is an entertaining tale about love and family and how it looks a little different for everyone.” —The Eric Hoffer Book Awards

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https://raynelacko.com/programs/

Get certified to lead social-emotional workshops with teens! Asynchronous online training.

Literary fiction. Magic realism.

“A grittier version of Once, set in LA.” -William F. Aicher, A Confession

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Monthly online creative writing workshop for teens in grades 6-12.

A safe, open space for all persons, and all writing levels and genres.

Begins September 15, 2021! Our workshop meets on Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month until May 2022.
This year, we will be exploring how to structure a novel, and how to amp up every scene! We’ll dive into writing love scenes, death scenes, fight scenes, first kisses, and the milestones in between.

Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions

Available as a live, interactive webinar or in-person training OR as an asynchronous online course including downloadable SEL activities.

Published by raynelacko

Author and creative writing instructor.