Friend Friday

August 16th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing, Young Adult|

It takes a lot of courage to face the blank page to create a story. And it takes an inordinate [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“You are extraordinary within in limits, but your limits are extraordinary!” Gertrude Stein

Friend Friday

August 9th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing|

It is a delight to shine the spotlight on Lisa Kline and her latest book, One Week of You (Blue [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“You are extraordinary within in limits, but your limits are extraordinary!” Gertrude Stein

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, writing|

There are two things I love about Lisa Robinson's story below. The first is that she saw a need in [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

“The beginning is always today” Mary Shelley

Friend Friday

July 26th, 2019|history, picture books, research, Uncategorized, women|

After being a fan for years, I had the pleasure of meeting -- and sharing a VRBO with!-- Marissa Moss [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou

Friend Friday

July 19th, 2019|books, Giveaway, history, illustration, Love, picture books|

What a pleasure it is to once again host Nancy Churnin here at Friend Friday. Today we are celebrating her [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually [...]

Friend Friday

July 12th, 2019|midde grade, reading, writing|

Today's special guest may be about the nicest person in the kid lit world. Laurie Ann Thompson always has a [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they [...]

Friend Friday

July 5th, 2019|books, family, history, inspiration, memories, writing|

It is such an honor to host acclaimed author Lesléa Newman today, and I think the timing is absolutely perfect, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names [...]

Friend Friday

June 28th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

I am so grateful to all the friends who share the story behind their books here at Friend Friday. But [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” —Anaïs Nin

Friend Friday

June 21st, 2019|books, Giveaway, inspiration, writing|

The community of children's book creators continues to inspire me with the many ways they demonstrate empathy and generosity. Padma [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"Perhaps it is just as well to be rash and foolish for a while. If writers were too wise, perhaps [...]

Friend Friday

June 14th, 2019|animals, books, Giveaway, illustration, Love, writing|

As a Leo and a firstborn, I can be a bit bossy at times. I even remember bossing today's guest, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Write about the emotions you fear the most.” —Laurie Halse Anderson