Anita Wadley Schlaht, Writer
I wrote my first play in 5th grade and my first poetry in Jr. High.  In High School and College I was writing constantly, although not always for pleasure.  When I started my own preschool in 1974 as a new college graduate, I wrote a newsletter for the parents, curriculum for the students and teachers, and a poem called “JUST Playing.” Thirty-nine years later I am still getting emails and letters from people wanting to use my poem to motivate teachers and parents to value the role of play in a child’s life.  I hope that you will find this website helpful in finding information about “JUST Playing” resources and the author. 

Recently, I have had three stories published by Guideposts Books in a series called When Miracles Happen.  The first story “In His Hands” can be found in Miracles and Mysterious Visitors.  The second story “Thank you, Buster” was published in Miracles and Animals.  And the last story “Wright is Right” can be found in Miracles & Amazing Messages. For ordering information go to


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