Hope Auer

How to Write a Novel: A Homeschooler’s Journey to Becoming an Author

(Aimed at tweens, teens, and parents interested in helping their children become writers)
As a thirteen-year-old homeschooler, Hope started writing her first historical fiction book. It was published last Spring as the first of a four part series. She knows that the process from concept to publishing can be overwhelming, especially for a young, first-time author writing for God’s glory. She is here to inspire and encourage other homeschoolers who are starting their own writing journeys. She has made the talk enjoyable and beneficial to aspiring writers, parents of aspiring writers, parents of struggling writers, or anyone who likes writing in general.


Hope Auer was homeschooled from pre-K through high school and beyond and had quite the variety of beneficial educational experiences in addition to traditional academic subjects. At the age of 21 she has seven years of experience as a piano teacher (http://hopeful-sounds.com), and is currently serving as Vice-President of the Cary Apex Piano Teachers’ Association (CAPTA).  She published her first historical fiction book (“A Cry From Egypt”) in the spring of 2012 and is working on three more books in the series based on her love for history, research, writing, and God’s Word (www.acryfromegypt.com, www.hopefulstories.com). She continues to work on writing, blogging, speaking, and ministering to those interested in writing and seeking her help and counsel. She lives and serves in her father’s house and continues to be a major part of her younger brothers’ and parents’ lives.