Sands Love of Dogs!

Night Buddies creator Sands Hetherington loves dogs! He loves them almost as much as nighttime programs and red crocodiles. Dogs have always been a part of the author’s life, beginning with Whiskers, a cocker spaniel. When his wonderful boxer Hube died, he despaired of finding a boxer who could match him and instead got a […]

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Sands’ Journey

As we prepare to launch the fourth Night Buddies adventure, we thought we’d revisit author Sands Hetherinton’s journey from single dad to author. Sands wrote about his transition to full-time dad and then to author for The Good Men Project in October 2015.    When my son John was born, I didn’t expect to become […]

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A New Night Buddies Adventure!

Later this year, the fourth Night Buddies Adventure will be released! Night Buddies and the Evil School Bus takes young readers and their imaginations on another wild Night Buddies quest. This time, John, Crosley, and their Night Buddies cohorts must defeat a gang of iguanas intent on disrupting the pineapple cheesecake factory and causing general mayhem […]

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Meet the Author! Sands Hetherington

I’ve been writing on this blog for several years now, and I’m so grateful for those of you who read it each week! But for any newcomers, I’d love to introduce myself. I’m the author of the Night Buddies children’s books about a young boy named John and his nighttime adventures with the red crocodile, […]

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How To Let Your Purpose Find You

Often, career advice, love advice, and advice on how to be your happiest self is rooted in the idea of finding your “purpose.” Authors, counselors, and religious leaders express to us that we are here to do something, and staying focused on our “why” for being on this planet will result in us living our […]

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The Changing Role of Fatherhood

Regular readers of this blog might be aware that I raised my son John as a single father. I’ve written about the challenges of single parenthood, about asking for help as a single parent, and about the importance of being an active father in your child’s life. But when I came across this article, everything […]

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4 Reasons You Need to Start Using Goodreads

If you haven’t yet heard of Goodreads…where have you been?! All kidding aside, Goodreads is a social media platform for readers. Users have the opportunity to rate, review, and find great book recommendations—and that’s only the very basics of what Goodreads has to offer. I’ve been a user of Goodreads for a few years now […]

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