Throwback Thursday

I’ve just finished reading Wendy Wan-Long Shang’s newest book, The Way Home Looks Now. Two thumbs up! It’s a story […]

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Friend Friday

I had the privilege of reading an ARC of Robert Sharenow’s newest book, The Girl in the Torch, an intriguing […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“There is no wide road that leads to the muses.”

Propertius

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Teacher Tuesday

I am so thrilled to have Jen Ferguson, a 7th grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri, as my guest today. […]

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Friend Friday

I’m as happy as a sheep in a jeep to host Nancy Shaw today. And a certain granddaughter of mine […]

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Throwback Thursday

Maybe you’re too young to remember the expression, “What in the Sam Hill?” (it pretty much means “what in the […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Forget about inspiration. You won’t get anything done sitting around waiting for it to strike. Creativity is work. It requires […]

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Teacher Tuesday

Thank you to new friend Emily Bechstein, a 3/4 teacher from Michigan, for playing along on the Teacher Tuesday quiz […]

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Friend Friday on a Monday

I love having so many friends but hate running out of Fridays. Ah well, that makes Monday more interesting. At […]

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Friend Friday

I am so delighted to host Ana Maria Spagna today. Among the many other hats she wears, Ana Maria isĀ Assistant […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Even in the best writer’s workshops one is likely to learn more
from one’s fellow students than from one’s teacher.”

John […]

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Teacher Tuesday

What an honor that THE Mr. Schu has agreed to play along with my Teacher Tuesday quiz. He is one […]

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Friend Friday on a Monday

I have so many writer friends and not enough Fridays so this special guest post from one of my favorite […]

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Friend Friday

So pleased to host Megan Morrison today, celebrating the publication of her debut novel, Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel. I […]

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Throwback Thursday

This isn’t too far back, but I am so grateful to these women: Susan Hill Long, Barbara O’Connor and Augusta […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Doubt is the author’s dragon.”

Paul Fleischman

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Teacher Tuesday

Thank you to Cheri Dobbs, a middle school librarian AND PreK3-Grade 12 Coordinator of Library Sciences in Beverly Hills, Michigan, […]

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Friend Friday

What a great Friend Friday this is! Not only do I get the honor of hosting Elana K. Arnold, I […]

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I Am So Over Writing About Strong Girls*

From this day forward, I am never going to write about strong female characters again.

Even though I consider myself a […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“The past is not a package we can lay on the shelf.”

Emily Dickinson

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