Brenda Havens

Brenda Havens is a public school teacher and a published writer, with a background in newspaper journalism. She is currently writing a series of children’s books. Currently an active member of The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group in Eastern Pennsylvania, Brenda Havens chaired the 2014 conference, The Write Stuff, in Allentown. The Gabby story came from a true incident when she and her husband and recently stayed in a cabin on Lake Superior.

Stories by Brenda Havens

Tara and the Back Yard Bear

Illustrated by Kristy Lankford

Tara plugged her ears as Mom drove into the garage. “Mom. Make her stop screaming. Kimmie—stop!” Two-year-old Kimmie stopped screaming. “Tara, take her to the swing set while I carry the groceries in.” “Okay…” Tara really wanted to go play with her friends, but she was glad not to help with groceries. “C’mon, Kimmie, let’s go swing.” Tara held Kimmie’s …


Gabby Goose Gets Going

Illustrated by Anne Gavitt

Every day, a little goose paddled with his family on sparkling Lake Superior. But on this day, something very scary happened. Brooooooooooooooooooo-oooooooooooooooooot. A gigantic ship charged through. The little goose tried to dive under water like Mama, but every time he tried, he turned a somersault and bobbled back up. Brooooooooooooooooooo-oooooooooooooooooot. The little goose and all his family …