Literature 52: One on One with Author Mary Kay Andrews


Family secrets, a hint of romance, and a little bit of home renovation is what readers can expect in the latest beach read from New York Times bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews. “Sunset Beach” is her latest novel. 

After a 14-year career working as a newspaper reporter, she left journalism in 1991 to write fiction.  Since then, she’s authored 28 books, incorporating her interest in crime and mysteries into her novels. 

Andrews makes herself accessible to readers through her website, newsletter and social media.  In our One On One conversation with the prolific author, Andrews shares why she writes under a pen name, how she plots her stories, what inspires her to write a book a year and her passion for cooking and home renovation.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.