About the Authors

Hake Publishing's Founder:

Stephen Hake began writing for John Saxon in 1984, and is the lead author for the third through eighth grade Saxon® Math textbooks. He continues to write and update the Saxon® Math programs now published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Long believing that students would benefit from a language arts program designed with the Saxon® Math model of incremental development and continual review, Stephen commissioned a team of authors to create Grammar and Writing. Early users of the program have confirmed that the Saxon® style of instruction works as effectively in language arts as in math.

The Grammar and Writing Authors:

Christie Curtis is an English major with thirty-eight years of teaching experience in both public and private schools in Southern California. Her graduate work focused on the areas of grammar and writing. She currently teaches for the English and Education departments at Biola University. Passionate about teaching students to write and speak properly, Christie pours her enthusiasm and knowledge into each lesson. Years of tutoring and teaching have acquainted Christie with the interests, needs, and concerns of students. A mother of three grown children and a grandmother of nine, Christie resides with her husband in Monrovia, California. Christie's hobbies include cooking and anything out of doors.

Mary Hake is a former teacher and homeschool parent. Mary guides the writing team and assures that the content follows the effective principles of incremental concept development and continual practice. A mother of five, and grandmother of ten, Mary enjoys gardening and family life with Stephen Hake in Temple City, California.


If you have questions about the Grammar and Writing program, please contact us here.

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