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Friend Friday

June 24th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

I had the pleasure of meeting the kind, warm and talented Leslie Connor at the Tucson Festival of the Books. [...]

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Friend Friday

June 17th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

It's such a pleasure to host Nancy J. Cavanaugh today in celebration of her latest book, Just Like Me (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky), [...]

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Friend Friday

June 10th, 2016|animals, Creativity|

Talent, heart, sense of humor -- Dana Arnim has it all! In addition to sharing her talents with Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch [...]

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Friend Friday

June 3rd, 2016|Creativity, writing|

It is a complete honor to host Karen Cushman today. Long before we became friends, she was my hero (well, [...]

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Friend Friday

May 27th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

It is a delight and an honor to host the multi-talented Ammi-Joan Paquette for Friend Friday, in celebration of the second [...]

Friend Friday

May 20th, 2016|Giveaway|

I owe Megan Frazer Blakemore and Karen Harrington huge apologies. Somehow, instead of running Megan's guest post last week and [...]

Friend Friday

May 13th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

I honestly can't remember now where I met Megan Frazer Blakemore, but I'm so delighted I did. She's funny, kind [...]

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Friend Friday

May 13th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

I adored Karen Harrington's first novels, Sure Signs of Crazy (Little Brown), and Courage for Beginners (Little Brown) and was [...]

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Friend Friday

May 6th, 2016|Creativity, inspiration|

You are all in for the biggest treat of your lives when you read Susan Hill Long's new novel, The Magic [...]

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Friend Friday

April 29th, 2016|family, writing|

I am always amazed at the generosity of my writing friends, both with their willingness to share thoughts here on [...]

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Throwback Thursday

April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

On March 1, 1912 Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from a powered airplane. He jumped from 1500 [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We must believe we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained. -Marie Curie

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Friend Friday

April 22nd, 2016|inspiration, writing|

It is such a delight to host a not-too-distant neighbor, Rebecca Van Slyke, today. Her hard work and diligence have [...]

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Throwback Thursday

April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Fenway Park opened April 20, 1912 making it one of the oldest ball parks in MLB. Pretty sure Audacity would [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin

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Friend Friday

April 15th, 2016|animals, history|

It's pretty special to be able to host a friend AND a neighbor. Well, Dan Gemeinhart and I are almost [...]

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Throwback Thursday

April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In 1900, 18% of all American workers were under the age of 16, most working in horrendous conditions in mills [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Better to be without logic than without feeling. -Charlotte Bronte

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Friend Friday

April 8th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

I love history -- especially about women and girls -- and I love baseball so hosting Audrey Vernick today is like [...]

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Throwback Thrusday

April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the 1910's, women clothing designers finally started to design clothes without corsets. The fabrics were softer and followed the [...]