Friend Friday

I just love the cyberworld of kid’s lit! While I do not personally know Jennifer Wolf Kam, today’s Friend Friday […]

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Throwback Thursday

I’ve been immersed in WWII for research for the new book, mostly home front stories, but I came across an […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

You get more writing done when you disconnect the internet.

Me

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Teacher Tuesday

Arika Dickens teaches in the Bellevue School District in Washington state, at Medina Elementary and is another one of the […]

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Friend Friday

I just know Augusta Scattergood and I would’ve been best friends had we met as kids. We would’ve been the […]

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Throwback Thursday

On this day, in 1950, Babe Didrikson-Zaharias won the Fifth US Women’s Open Golf Tournament.

Thinking about this makes me think […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

Pretty is as pretty does.

My mother

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Teacher Tuesday

Stephanie Trautman, who teaches in Beverly Hills, Michigan, is a Twitter friend who jumped right in when I asked for […]

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Friend Friday

I can count on one hand ( a few fingers!) the number of times Kathi Appelt and I have been […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“I don’t want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles […]

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Teacher Tuesday

Today’s quiz participant is Kristi Leland, from Queen Anne Elementary in my good old hometown of Seattle Washington. Thanks for […]

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Friend Friday

I had the pleasure of reading Stacey Lee’s Under the Painted Sky in ARC form and was so taken with […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality.
It’s a way of understanding it.

Lloyd Alexander

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Teacher Tuesday

Here’s what I love about this fun quiz — that teachers are sending it on to their friends and colleagues! […]

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Friend Friday

Stephanie Lile and I met through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, a really wonderful MFA program sponsored by a […]

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Throwback Thursday

Today is a Day of Remembrance, recalling the date that President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a slippery slope of […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

I am extraordinarily patient,
provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher

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Teacher Tuesday

Today’s quiz participant is Leigh Anne Eck, a 6th grade ELA teacher at Clark Middle School in Vincennes, Indiana. Leigh […]

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Friend Friday

I have yet to actually meet the lovely Caroline Starr Rose, but I do feel as if I know her […]

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Throwback Thursday

I’m just back from New York, where I was the guest of the New York Historical Society for their Historical […]

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