Hal and Melanie Young
Great Waters Press / Raising Real MenNashville, TNMobile, ALRogers, ARMyrtle Beach, SCAtlanta, GAColumbus, OH
Fresh from a state tax audit to prove that yes, theyâ€™re all ours, Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the award-winning _Raising Real Men_ and _My Beloved and My Friend_, are parents of six real boys and two real girls. They have homeschooled through eight high-risk pregnancies, three re-locations, two decades, and 181 degrees of longitude. Hal and Melanie have served on the Board of Directors of North Carolinians for Home Education for over 14 years, including three terms as President for Hal. Their articles have appeared in The Foundation for Economic Education, Homeschooling Today, the John Locke Foundation, Homeschool Digest, TEACH Magazine, Homeschool Enrichment, the N.C. Family Policy Council, the Heartland Institute, and more. Hal and Melanie have made more than 50 media appearances in venues as wide ranging as The Jesse Lee Peterson Show and the Bob Dutko Show to Mancowâ€™s Morning Madhouse and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. They are sought-after conference speakers who routinely draw standing room only crowds with their mix of uniquely entertaining cross-banter and practical, powerful Scriptural principles. Their dramatized audiobooks, such as Hero Tales from American History by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, are gaining a following across the country, as well. Hal & Melanie have glorified the Lord through extreme challenges, with Hal successfully fighting stage IV cancer and their youngest dealing with a life-threatening heart condition. Despite it all, the Youngs live in noisy, messy happiness in North Carolina.