Friend Friday

January 24th, 2020|books, Ground Hogs Day, holidays, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

One of the best laughs in kidlit belongs to the effusive, kind and creative Natasha Wing. All I have to [...]

Friend Friday

January 17th, 2020|books, Creativity, humor, illustration, inspiration, research, writing|

Do you remember the old chewing gum commercials: "Two, two, two mints in one?" This Friend Friday is definitely a [...]

Friend Friday

January 10th, 2020|books, inspiration, research, women, writing|

How lucky I am to call so many fine writers friends, Frances O'Roark Dowell among them? I first met her [...]

Friend Friday

January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Christmas surprise from my husband When I opened my gifts on Christmas day, I found this beautiful bracelet wrapped in [...]

Friend Friday

December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Nadine Poper There’s nothing fishy about Nadine Poper’s newest book, Randall and Randall (Blue Whale Press)! This wonderful picture book [...]

Friend Friday

December 20th, 2019|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

It is a complete delight to host local author, Sara Nickerson, today to celebrate her newest novel, Last Meeting of [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Before there were books we read each other.” -Lisa Cron

Friend Friday

December 13th, 2019|books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

Today's Friend Friday friend, Lydia Lukidis, reminds us all of the power of persistence and of believing in one's work. [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Before there were books we read each other.” -Lisa Cron

Friend Friday

December 6th, 2019|books, reading, writing|

It's not often that I can say of a Friend Friday that I've known them since they were in grade [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“I was not rescued by a prince, I was the administrator of my own rescue.” Elizabeth Gilbert

Friend Friday

November 29th, 2019|books, family, illustration, picture books|

It is a treat to host Tamara Ellis Smith today in celebration of her newest picture book, Here and There, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your [...]

Friend Friday

November 22nd, 2019|books, family, history, research, writing|

I confess to not remembering how Sarah Miller and I first met face-to-face, but I knew we would be pals [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

November 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have one, I am not [...]

Friend Friday

November 15th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, inspiration, reading, writing|

Nancy Furstinger is a very patient person. In January 2019, I invited her to be a Friend Friday guest to [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

November 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone [...]

Friend Friday

November 8th, 2019|books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, reading, writing|

Isn't it amazing how some books and characters make indelible impressions on us? I can't recall when I first met [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“I’m not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott

Friend Friday

November 1st, 2019|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

It is my honor to host Varsha Bajaj today, as she shares about the genesis of her latest novel, Count [...]