Friend Friday

August 18th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

It has been such a pleasure to get better acquainted with Melissa Roske, today's guest. Unfortunately, most of that acquainting [...]

Friend Friday

August 11th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am tickled pink to host Tom Brenner today. We first met at the Western Washington SCBWI Great Critique. The [...]

Friend Friday

August 4th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

So excited to host my brand-new #nErDCampMI friend, Bridget Hodder, today. She graciously stepped in to help when another nErDCamp [...]

Friend Friday

July 28th, 2017|research, writing|

What a treat to host Katie Slivensky today. I cannot wait to read her debut novel, The Countdown Conspiracy (HarperCollins [...]

Friend Friday

July 21st, 2017|reading, writing|

I need to think of a good word for a friend that I've never met. Because that is the word [...]

Friend Friday

July 14th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

My dear, dear friend and amazing illustrator, Kary Lee, thought I should know Annette Pimentel and so she cyber-introduced us. [...]

Friend Friday

July 7th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I "met" Leah Henderson when new friend Joanne O'Sullivan brought a copy of Leah's ARC to a lovely lunch during [...]

Friend Friday

June 30th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

What is not to love about Debbi Michiko Florence, a writer with a bunny, two ducks and the most adorable puppy [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never [...]

Friend Friday

June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

I first "met" Jane Kurtz through her beautiful River Wild. Some years later, I was lucky enough to meet her person [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many times, what people call ‘writer’s block’ is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but [...]

Friend Friday

June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You faithful followers know that Friday is *the* day to celebrate friend's new books around here.   Except when I [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you [...]

Friend Friday

June 9th, 2017|animals, family, Uncategorized|

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, [...]

Friend Friday

June 2nd, 2017|animals, Creativity|

I am delighted to host Melissa Stewart today in celebration of her newest book, Can an Aardvark Bark?, illustrated by Steve [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is [...]

Friend Friday

May 26th, 2017|history, writing|

I have so many book creator friends, including the brave, resilient and funny Laurel Snyder. Today she is sharing a [...]

Wednesday Wisdom For Writers

May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less [...]

Friend Friday

May 19th, 2017|history, writing|

Tracey Baptiste looks sweet and innocent but she can write one heck of a creepy story, as her first book, [...]