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Friend Friday

July 29th, 2016|Creativity, gratitude|

I have waited FOREVER to host the talented, big-hearted, talented, fun-loving, talented, thoughtful Jaime Temairik. She is one of those [...]

Throwback Thursday

July 28th, 2016|history|

We recently paid a visit to the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, which has the earliest of cars to [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I would always rather be happy than dignified. Charlotte Bronte

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Friend Friday

July 22nd, 2016|family, inspiration|

I met Sandy Evans back in May at event sponsored by the Western Washington SCBWI called Inside Story. I loved [...]

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Throwback Thursday

July 21st, 2016|history, Uncategorized|

A Washington D.C. newsboy plays a big role in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. The character, Juice Johnson, is about [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. Doris Lessing

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Friend Friday

July 15th, 2016|books, inspiration|

I so love to hear other writer's stories about how they came to writing, how they came to find the [...]

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Throwback Thursday

July 14th, 2016|family, gratitude|

Thirty four years ago, this charmer entered our lives and now she's the mom to two darling daughters herself! Her [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Books are the plane and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home. [...]

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Friend Friday

July 8th, 2016|gratitude, history, Uncategorized|

One of my earliest memories is of my dad inviting me to watch "an exciting show about Pirates and Giants." [...]

Friend Friday

July 1st, 2016|Creativity, inspiration|

Generally on Fridays, I introduce you to new books and the writers behind them. I guess the birth of my [...]

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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 [...]