Wednesday Wisdom

“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully and yell for help if you need it.”
Judy Blume

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Diving into the deep end

Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been quiet this summer. Hard to blog when a son gets married, parents celebrate a […]

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Friend Friday

What a complete honor to host Daniel James Brown today! His completely engrossing and inspiring and New York Times Bestselling book, […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“You can’t test courage cautiously.”
Annie Dillard

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Friend Friday

I love this weekly opportunity to celebrate my fellow book creators’ new work. Sometimes I know the friend I’m hosting […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“The most beautiful woman in the world is the one who protects and supports other women.”
Sandra Bullock

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Friend Friday

It’s an honor to host Wendy Shang today; I loved her latest book, How Home Looks Now. We got connected […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Joy is the best makeup. Joy and good lighting.”
Anne Lamott

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Friend Friday

This is the second time I’ve hosted Caroline Starr Rose at my blog, and I certainly hope it’s not the […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.”
Jenny Han

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Friend Friday

What a delight it is to host Jane Kelley today! She wrote a completely original and endearing novel, The Desperate […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”
Maya Angelou

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Friend Friday

Mary Casanova and I bonded over weddings and second hand shops when we first met in Warrensburg, Missouri, several years […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself,
and never mind the rest.”
Beatrix Potter

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Friend Friday

Sometimes I’m bummed by my Friend Fridays — I host folks I really, really want to meet in real space […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“You’ve got to kick fear to the side because the payoff is huge.”
Mariska Hargitay

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Friend Friday

Today’s Friend Friday guest met me long before any of my published books were more than a gleam in my eye. […]

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Throwback Thursday

One of my quirks, if you will, in writing historical fiction is using names of real people in my books. […]

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Wednesday Wisdom

“You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they’ve been a mistake.”
Helen Mirren

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Friend Friday

What a pleasure it is to host Cynthia Kennedy Henzel today! We met some time back, at an SCBWI conference […]

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