Friend Friday

October 13th, 2017|women, writing|

Kelly Jones is one versatile writer. I first met her through her charming debut novel Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional [...]

Friend Friday

October 6th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

Though Eddie Ellis and I have never met, any dog lover is a friend of mine! This is what Kirkus [...]

Friend Friday

September 29th, 2017|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

There are so many kind and generous people in the kidlit community, and I would say Caroline Starr Rose is [...]

Friend Friday

September 22nd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

Today the spotlight shines on Jenny Lundquist, who recently shared with me that she'd been in the audience when I keynoted [...]

Friend Friday

September 15th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Friendships seem even more precious these days, in the face of challenges, large and small. I am grateful each week [...]

Friend Friday

September 8th, 2017|animals, writing|

How could I not be friends with Kristin O'Donnell Tubb when she clearly loves dogs as much as I do? [...]

Friend Friday

September 1st, 2017|history, writing|

Though Teresa Funke and I have never met, a mutual friend cyber-introduced us because of our mutual passion for historical [...]

Friend Friday

August 25th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I met Anica Mrose Rissi in line at a car rental counter. Okay, we had arranged to meet there, because [...]

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 [...]