Debbie Strayer, an educator by training, is co-author of the Trail Guide to Learning series and the Learning Language Arts Through Literature Series. She is also co-founder of Homeschooling Today magazine, author of Gaining Confidence to Teach, and editor of The Homeschool Answer Book by Dr. Ruth Beechick. A long-time educational consultant, she has been married to husband Greg for over 33 years, has homeschooled for 16 years, and is the mother of two homeschool graduates. Debbie encourages homeschoolers through speaking and writing, passing along the common-sense approach to education that she learned from her mentor of 20 years, Dr. Ruth Beechick. For more information, visit her website at debbiestrayer.com.