Travels by Teyla Branton

Sneak Peek of Travels and Cover Reveal

It’s time for sixers to to fight back. Final book in the Colony Six series coming end of June 2019!

Lisbon's love notes, best mom I ever had

Lisbon’s Love Notes

My youngest child, Lisbon, and I often exchange notes on a whiteboard, and what she writes sometimes means so much, I just have to snap a picture!

Know When to Use Lay and Lie with Easy Examples

Know When to Use Lay and Lie with Easy Examples

Many writer have their characters do anything but lie down just to avoid mistakes. But knowing when to use lay and lie really isn’t that complicated. Want to get it right once and for all? Read on!

Sarah's gift from beyond the grave

Sarah’s Gift from Beyond the Grave

After my youngest sister Sarah Tarr (AKA Jazzy Blue Brite) died tragically and unexpectedly at age thirty-three in Jan 2019, I had a awful struggle dealing with the regrets surrounding her death.

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon's Story Writing

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon’s Story Writing

Lisbon shares her stories for the first time.

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

When my younger sister died unexpectedly, we decided not to have a traditional funeral, but together with her many friends planned a Celebration of Life, where everyone wore blue or rainbow and where her fellow hoopsters would hula hoop with fire.

Kaiden and Lily

The Wedding and Reception

After more than eighteen months, my son Kaiden was able to marry Lily, the woman he fell in love with in Mozambique. Here are some pictures from their December 14th wedding and reception.

Kaiden and Lily

Setting up for the Wedding: Transforming the Gym with a False Ceiling

After doing research, I decided transforming the gym with a false ceiling would be our best bet of creating something memorable out of an ordinary space.

How Far Discussion Guide by Teyla Rachel Branton

How Far Discussion Guide

How Far is a novel that brings up several important moral dilemmas. Use these questions for book clubs or individual thought.

Author's note about the novel How Far

Author’s Note about the Novel How Far

These were the questions I thought about as I began writing How Far. I wanted to show one man’s dilemma in balancing his need to protect his daughter against his duty to obey the law, and to depict his struggle in an overloaded system where there are no second chances for the innocent victims.