Logan started writing fiction after retiring three years ago as a third-grade schoolteacher.
She was at Fred's Restaurant Thursday signing copies of her new book, “Carnival in the Sky.”
The book is the first in a series called “Nana and Me,” which tells about her experiences as a grandmother of five.
Logan previously published three trade books for an educational book company. The company was looking for a third-grade teacher who could write phonics books.
“So I worked for them,” Logan said. “And once that job fizzled out, I was interested in continuing writing because I'd always wanted to write.”
Her grandchildren then asked her to write a book, which is how the series started.
“‘Carnival in the Sky' is about a little boy, Cole, who is afraid to fly,” she said. “His Nana encourages him not to be afraid. She uses the analogy of comparing carnival rides at the fair, which the little boy loves. She compares them to flying.”
The second book in the series will be called “In My Dancing Shoes.”
The first book features Logan's grandson, Cole, and the second book will feature some of her other grandchildren.
While Logan is using her grandchildren's names, the books are not based on actual experiences.
“The relationship between a grandchild and a grandparent is so special,” she said. “I just want to let people know the influence that a grandparent has on a child. I don't think there is anything like it in the world.”
Logan's 13-year-old granddaughter, Alexandrea, probably wouldn't argue.
She said her grandmother enjoys doing things with her and the other grandchildren.
The third book in the series will feature Alexandrea and another granddaughter.
“Then I'll have all my grandchildren covered,” Logan said. “If no one else has any more kids, I'll be safe.”
She said it took about eight months to publish “Carnival in the Sky.”
“But the actual writing took a couple of weeks,” Logan said. “They we had to proofread and do a lot of other things.”
Logan's focus now is on the three-book series. But she wrote a murder mystery in the 1980s she also wants to get published.
Logan said she is not concerned about making money with the book series. She said her goal was to write for her grandchildren.
“If you have that creativity inside you and you want to write, it just kind of pours out,” Logan said. “Not everybody is able to write because they don't have the way with words.
“Not that I'm special, but that just happens to be a talent that I have. I can't sew, I can't sing, I can't do a lot of things. But I can write. It's just a real positive feeling to be able to contribute creatively in some way.”
Those wanting to buy a copy of “Carnival in the Sky” can do so at Praises Book Store and the Office Peddler in Wheelersburg and Teacup and Saucer in Portsmouth.
The book also is available on the Amazon, and Barnes and Noble Web sites.