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Friend Friday

February 5th, 2016|Creativity, history|

I have a special spot in my heart for fellow historical fiction writers; we're a rare and odd breed. There [...]

Throwback Thursday

February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This picture is of the tacoma narrows bridge in 1942 after a salvage operation The portions of the bridge still [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Write about the emotions you fear the most. Laurie Halse Anderson

Wednesday Wisdom

February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Write what should not be forgotten. Isabel Allende

Connections

January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

It's funny how one thing leads to another, right? A few years back on my blog, I hosted a feature [...]

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Friend Friday

January 29th, 2016|Creativity, history|

What a delight to host the very patient Janie (J.B.) Cheaney here today. I say patient because I messed up [...]

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Throwback Thursday

January 27th, 2016|history, women|

When the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) was started in 1942, the military trained male pilots from scratch, but not [...]

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Happy Birthday, Audacity Jones!

January 26th, 2016|books, writing|

  Today is the book birthday of Audacity Jones to the Rescue. I've never had so much fun writing  a book. [...]

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Friend Friday

January 22nd, 2016|Creativity, writing|

What a treat it is to host the wonderful Liz Garton Scanlon (who may have the warmest smile in kid [...]

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Throwback Thursday

January 20th, 2016|history, Uncategorized|

Back in 1940, 36.2% of young women lived with their parents or relatives. That is the same rate as today!

Wednesday Wisdom

January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, [...]

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Friend Friday

January 15th, 2016|animals, writing|

What a delight it is to host Elizabeth Rose Stanton today. Henny is one of my granddaughter's favorite picture books [...]

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Throwback Thursday

January 13th, 2016|history, Uncategorized, writing|

In 1910, Audacity Jones would have paid 14 cents for a dozen eggs. That would have been about $3.50 in [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. Agatha Christie

THE Monday Morning

January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Many writers' lives changed this morning, in the short time it took to make a few phone calls! I know what such [...]

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Friend Friday

January 8th, 2016|history, Love, Uncategorized|

There are too many children's authors I need to sit down and have a cup of coffee (or in this [...]

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Throwback Thursday

January 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In 1910, when Audacity Jones was off on adventures, only 14% of homes had bathtubs. Bring on the smelling salts!

Wednesday Wisdom

January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Writing is really a way of thinking- not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Writing is a process, a journey into the memory and the soul. Isabel Allende