Friend Friday

November 9th, 2018|books, Creativity, inspiration, writing|

In July, I was honored to present at the International Literacy Association conference and even more honored to find myself [...]

Friend Friday

November 2nd, 2018|books, Creativity, inspiration, picture books|

I reconnected with Carolyn Dee Flores at the International Literacy Association conference this past summer. She was bubbling with excitement [...]

Friend Friday

October 26th, 2018|books, reading, writing, Young Adult|

I met Roxanne Lambie at a reading association conference in El Paso, if I remember correctly. She was at a [...]

Friend Friday

October 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, inspiration, picture books|

Suzanne has the warmest smile and biggest heart and it is an honor to know her. Her newest book, All [...]

Friend Friday

October 12th, 2018|books, environment, inspiration, reading, writing|

Though I love to read nonfiction, I am almost more fascinated by why its writers choose the topics that they [...]

Friend Friday

October 6th, 2018|animals, books, illustration, reading|

What a treat it is to host a fellow dog-lover! I think I may have met Wendy Wahman through her [...]

Friend Friday

September 28th, 2018|books, family, inspiration, reading, women, writing|

I had the pleasure of being with Diana Noble at a conference recently. We hit it right off and she [...]

Friend Friday

September 21st, 2018|books, Creativity, inspiration, midde grade|

I had the lovely fortune to be seated next to Kevin Scott at the Inside Story, sponsored by SCBWI Western [...]

Friend Friday

September 14th, 2018|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

Even though I'd hardly known Diana Lopez for five minutes, when I asked her to be a Friend Friday guest, [...]

Friend Friday

September 7th, 2018|Creativity, inspiration, midde grade, Uncategorized, writing|

Boy, howdy, am I excited about today's Friend Friday. About twelve million years ago, I wrote a fan letter to [...]

Friend Friday

August 31st, 2018|books, reading, writing|

When I count my blessings, I count among them wonderful creators for kidlit who -- no matter how famous and [...]

Friend Friday

August 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, reading, writing|

I met Barb Kerley through my writing partner, Mary Nethery. The two of them were in a critique group together [...]

Friend Friday

August 17th, 2018|books, Creativity, humor, reading|

I met the incredibly energetic Beth Bacon through the Vermont MFA program, even though she and I are practically neighbors [...]

Winston Writes

August 15th, 2018|animals, writing|

She gets all the credit but I do all the hard work, digging through old newspapers and archives. I guess [...]

Winston Writes

August 8th, 2018|animals, writing|

This is my face when my writer asks my opinion about her first draft. I know honesty is the best [...]

Friend Friday

August 7th, 2018|books, reading, women, writing|

I never tire of hearing stories of book creators' road to publication. Amy O'Quinn has a great one to tell [...]

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2018|Creativity, family|

This is a first: a multi-generational blog post!! Instigated by the energetic Meg Ferrante. I wish you could all meet [...]

Winston Writes

August 1st, 2018|animals, picture books|

There's only one thing wrong with this book. I didn't write it. But dogs have such a hard time getting [...]

Friend Friday

July 27th, 2018|books, friends, writing|

Emily Whitman is in the house! We both had sand between our toes the first time we met, at a [...]

Friend Friday

July 20th, 2018|humor, inspiration, reading, writing|

I don't know how it is that Heather Bouwman chooses to be friends with a slacker like me-- in addition [...]