Do Life Right, Inc.

Lisa is Keynoting The World’s Best Roadschooling Convention!

My family and I are getting super excited for tomorrow. It's the first day of the "World's Best Roadschooling Convention" right here in Tucson, Arizona. I'll be giving the key note address at 7:00PM tomorrow evening (and hosting a Moms-only circle Saturday morning)! Greg and Zoe will be on an Unschooling Panel Friday afternoon from 1:00-3:00PM.

The convention unofficially started for me yesterday, as several other authors and myself had a lovely afternoon of talking about our books and signing books at Mostly Books in Tucson. Here's a photo:



I'm doing a bit of a dance here today, because Do Life Right, Inc. now has five books turned into audiobooks.

Wright on Time: Collection One, Books 1-4 is now on Audible, Amazon (as an audiobook), and iTunes! Read by Darlene Allen.



Doing Grocery Shopping Right; VIDEO 17 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Mel Mason as she tells us about "Doing Grocery Shopping Right"!

Mel Mason is a delightfully blissed out wife, mom, massage therapist, holistic health coach, yogi, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, volunteer deejay, music/charity event coordinator, writer, happily average athlete, and is owned by five cats and one insanely adorable rescued pit bull, Mandy. The only two phrases not allowed to be uttered in her presence are “I'm bored” and “I can't.”

Mel completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with a biological emphasis at the University of Arizona in 1998. She was employed at Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine from 1997 until 2007 where she designed and developed interactive web content for physicians who wanted to incorporate alternative modalities into their medical practice. In 2008, Mel graduated from The Providence Institute as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the founder and CEO of From Knotty To Nice. Captivated by nutritional science and the enormous role lifestyle plays in food choice, she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in February of 2010. As of January 2011, she is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, as well as the founder and CEO of From Here To Whole. She works with individuals and groups, offering practical ways to infuse whole foods into every meal, and tapping the inner spark that helps her clients reach their true potential in the areas of career, relationships, creative pursuits, and spiritual practice. She's seen all kinds of ridiculously positive changes in peoples' lives, and it feeds her spirit like nothing else.

In describing Doing Grocery Shopping Right, Mel tells us this:

For the first time in human history, there is a surplus of food. There's also a surplus of information and marketing regarding how and what to eat, and it can get confusing in a hurry. Evidence suggests that food choice plays a key role in staying healthy. And just what is “health?” It's a big question to explore, there's no doubt. The foundation of all health begins with the body's ability to protect itself from that which causes disease. What causes disease? Again, a big topic. There has been no invention in the pharmaceutical industry that can mimic the power and precise chemistry of the human immune system. It's by far the most powerful tool we have to avoid and/or fight disease. What strengthens and maintains this most powerful force in the fight for your health? FOOD. What you put in your shopping cart matters, big time. I'll provide practical, easy tips for buying the kinds of food that boost immunity and promote vitality. When viewed as an opportunity to increase quality of life, a trip to the grocery store can become an absolute joy, rather than another item on the to-do list.

To find out more about Mel Mason, check out:


Doing Risk Right; VIDEO 13 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Teresa Graham Brett as she tells us about Doing Risk Right!



Teresa Graham Brett is a coach, consultant, and author who founded Parenting for Social Change in 2009. Bringing together her experiences in higher education as a social justice educator, trainer, and administrator with her experiences coaching parents, she provides parents with transformative learning programs that help them to parent with trust and respect.

She is the author of Parenting for Social Change: Transform Childhood, Transform the World and the Guide to Liberation Parenting.



In "Doing Risk Right," Teresa talks about taking risks to follow the path that is right and unique for you. Using her own decisions that moved her to live a life consistent with her values, she encourage you to go deep within to know what is right for your path.

To find out more information about Teresa, see:


Doing Compassion Right; VIDEO 5 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Dr. Peggy Raisglid as she talks about Doing Compassion Right.

Peggy Raisglid was born in Norfolk, Virginia, daughter of a Polish immigrant father and southern mother. She has an older brother and they grew up in Flushing, Queens.

She started college as a chemistry major at sixteen and started working in a lab for Mobil oil in 1979 after two years of grad school. Peggy was very optimistic about her future, not knowing how poorly she would fit into a corporate environment. She continued to work for Mobil for 13 years, eventually being moved by Mobil to the Los Angeles area. While working, Peggy completed a 4-year degree in Chemical Engineering.

On August 14, 1989, Peggy heard two women speak at a church on the subject of vivisection (cutting up animals for reasons other than that which would benefit the animal). Their talk was so compelling--addressing issues of health and diet, factory farming, the environment, animal testing for personal care products and pharmaceuticals--that it turned her life around. Peggy went from hard-core carnivore to devout vegan within that half hour presentation.

Ultimately, Peggy decided to leave Mobil and return to school to pursue a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Arizona. Five and a half years later she received the degree. She continued to work in the field of chemistry for a few more years.

Although Peggy enjoyed chemistry, in her heart she was committed to trying to promote veganism as a life style for others, just as the two women she heard speak so many years ago had touched (and changed) her life. She believed the best way to promote veganism would be to open up a vegan restaurant, so that people could see how delicious vegan food could be. It would also give her the opportunity to answer questions and provide information on diet, health, animal activism...all the issues that were so near and dear to her heart.

The restaurant has been open since 2005. Most of her customers tell Peggy that they are not vegetarian, but that they like the food, and they like feeling that they are eating more healthfully. A number of customers have told her that they have become vegan because they could now see how it can be done. For Peggy, that's Doing Life Right.

In "Doing Compassion Right," Peggy shares with us the importance of extending our sphere of concern past our own species and how this can benefit: people (physically, spiritually), the environment, animals, and the economy.


To find out more about Peggy, see:



Our eleventh title: WRIGHT ON TIME: COLLECTION 1

Due to popular demand, we've put the first four Wright on Time books into one collection of books, aptly titled Wright on Time: Collection One, Books 1-4! These four titles in one book include: Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1, Wright on Time: Utah, Book 2, Wright on Time: Wyoming, Book 3, and Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4. To find out more about the Wright on Time books, see Lisa's website: Wright on Time Books.

  • Author: Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley
  • Illustrator: Tanja Bauerle
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Do Life Right, Incorporated (July 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937848000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848002
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Retail price: $19.99 US

TWO BOOK Virtual Book Release Party!


We're so excited here at Do Life Right, Inc. to have host a one-day virtual book release party for both THE HOWLING VOWELS and FRACTURED FATE today--Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

When asked recently which of these two books was my favorite, I had to answer honestly: I couldn't possibly choose! Each is so unique in its own way.

THE HOWLING VOWELS by Leslie Schultz, illustrated by Heather Newman, is such a lovely middle-grade novel (set in a fictional town in Minnesota) that it makes me smile in a nostalgic sort-of way. To read more about Leslie, click here. To read more about Heather, click here.

FRACTURE FATE by Caja Coyote, illustrated by Sage Echo Sirotkin, is so full of action, adventure, superheroes, and romance, that it takes me to a different world (all while being set in a real-life town in Arizona). To read more about Caja Coyote, click here.


Meet Caja Coyote!

Caja Coyote is celebrating this weekend with their book release party for Fractured Fate on 11/11/11 from 7-9PM at the Sahuarita Arts Center: 18825 S. La Canada, Sahuarita, AZ 85629! There will be light snacks (made by one of the authors, a budding baker!), games, a craft, and even a chance to win a Fractured Fate bag or pin!

This will be a unique opportunity for readers like you to get a SIGNED copy by all five authors, along with their customized "Caja Coyote" signature. In the future, you'll only be able to get just the customized signature and not the actual author's signatures.

If you can't make it to the party, you'll get a second chance to meet these five fantastic young authors at the Sahuarita Pecan Festival from 10AM-8PM on Saturday, 11/12/2011 at their booth.

To find out more about Fractured Fate and Caja Coyote, be sure to "Like" them on Facebook and check out their growing website.


Our flagship book: WRIGHT ON TIME: ARIZONA

Explore a salted cave in southern Arizona with the fictional RV-living, homeschooling Wright family as they begin their 50-month, 50-state adventure around the United States of America!

Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1 is Do Life Right, Inc.'s flagship book. It was through writing this first book in Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley's children's chapter book series that Lisa was able to draw upon her love of homeschooling, learning all the time, and fun family adventures to build a whole new world for homeschooling kids of today to see themselves in. Lisa is particularly excited at how well received non-homeschooling families have found her books.

Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1 was published in August 2009 and is available worldwide. Through the sales of this flagship book, Do Life Right, Inc. has been able to bring more books about realistic homeschoolers of today to the kids and families who have been craving them for years, only to be told that books about kids like them aren't interesting enough for today's readers. Do Life Right, Inc. is proudly proving that theory wrong!

Haven't read Wright on Time: Arizona yet? Buy on or check out the special autographed four-pack available through for the month of May 2011!


Accepting Submissions!

Fabulous News!

Do Life Right, Inc., an independent publishing company based in Sahuarita, Arizona, is now accepting submissions for their 2010-2011 line.

We are currently looking for children's fiction and young adult (YA) fiction about realistic homeschoolers of today. To find out more information, please read the Submission Guidelines.