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Friend Friday

June 11th, 2021|books, inspiration, women, writing|

Dear Linda Urban: You know I've been a huge fan of your work even before your first published novel, having fallen in love with a picture book manuscript you read [...]

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June 4th, 2021|books, illustration, picture books, research, women, writing|

I am so pleased that Danielle Joseph took time to visit with us today to share a bit of the story behind the story of her new picture book, I [...]

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May 28th, 2021|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I still remember my first experience reading When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt. I'm pretty sure that's when a Larson family un-favorite recipe, Burned Broccoli, was [...]

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May 21st, 2021|animals, books, fantasy, inspiration, women, writing|

I adore Irene Latham and not just because she included a poem inspired by Hattie Big Sky in her collaboration with Charles Waters, Dictionary for a Better World, illustrated by [...]

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May 14th, 2021|books, inspiration, midde grade, women, writing|

I first "met" Anne Nesbet through the wonderful historical novel, Cloud and Wallfish, becoming a fast fan of her work. Her latest novel, Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen (Candlewick) [...]

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May 7th, 2021|animals, history, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

It is so much fun to celebrate my fellow book creators and especially so when they're practically neighbors. Kerri Kokias' story-behind-the-story of Clever Hans is proof positive that writing for [...]

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April 30th, 2021|books, environment, inspiration, picture books, women, writing|

While I love supporting all of my book creator friends, it's always particularly wonderful when those friends, like Ellie Peterson, live in the Pacific Northwest. As a STEM educator AND [...]

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April 23rd, 2021|books, history, inspiration, Uncategorized, women, writing|

Little did I know that, when my then-sixth-grade daughter introduced me to Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy, my path would intertwine with Karen’s in lovely ways. (Exciting news: Lena Dunham is [...]

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April 16th, 2021|books, history, inspiration, women, writing|

I belong to a middle grade book club and last winter, when it was my turn to select a book, my choice was Finding Langston, by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House). [...]

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April 9th, 2021|history, inspiration, writing|

It's difficult to think of someone enthused about life and the writing process than Erin Soderberg Downing. I can see a world where I absolutely have her on speed-dial whenever [...]