Inara Sautter is Ambre’s eldest ( as a Tolkien fan, she prefers Eldar) daughter, a writer, and the lead producer of the Stories from the Ashes podcast.
She joins Ambre in this episode to share her experience growing up with dyslexia, her joy in being a reader, her thoughts on family read alouds, and her journey thus far as a writer (among other things!).
Her delightful short story fan fiction on the characters of The Lord of the Rings taking a day trip to the strip mall can be found here: The Fellowship, a Minivan, a Leaf Blower, and a Few Doughnuts.
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Books Recommended in this Episode:
Due to the frequency with which Inara is asked for book recommendations by community members, we have given her her own List on the RA Amazon storefront. All of the following titles can be found there along with other books she loves!
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Green Ember series by S.D. Smith
The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
The Red Door by Rachel Lulich- Pre-order until September of 2023!
The Skyward Series by Brandon Sanderson
Enchantress from the Stars (Published in 1970) by Sylvia Engdahl
An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story by Michael Morpurgo
Soldier, Statesman and Defendant: Aaron Burr by Jeannette Covert Nolan
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr: Their lives, their times, their duel by Anna Erskine Crouse and Russel Crouse
Thomas Jefferson: His Many Talents by Johanna Johnston
Benjamin Franklin Scientist-Diplomat by Charles Michael Daugherty
The Story of Benjamin Franklin by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Jack Zulu and the Waylander’s Key by S.D. Smith and J.C. Smith
The Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster by Jeanne Bendick
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
James Baldwin Fifty Stories Retold by James Baldwin
Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien
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