Wednesday Wisdom For Writers

May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less [...]

Friend Friday

May 19th, 2017|history, writing|

Tracey Baptiste looks sweet and innocent but she can write one heck of a creepy story, as her first book, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no [...]

Friend Friday on a Tuesday

May 16th, 2017|animals, writing|

The only problem with having so many writing friends is that there are not near enough Fridays for hosting them [...]

Friend Friday

May 12th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Carol Baldwin is a huge supporter of children's literature, which makes her a dear, dear friend of mine! I adore [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood

Listen Up!

May 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I have discovered a new podcast (new to me, that is), That Stack of Books, co-hosted by longtime KUOW radio [...]

Friend Friday

May 5th, 2017|history, Uncategorized, writing|

I am so pleased to host Dorinda Nicholson today for Friend Friday! I am a huge fan of hers, going [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” Marianne Moore

Friend Friday

April 28th, 2017|history, inspiration|

I have found more new friends (and books to add to my TBR pile!) over at the Nerdy Book Club. [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard." Anne Sexton

Friend Friday

April 21st, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am delighted to host Joanne O'Sullivan today, whom I recently met at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"Be awake to inspiration. . .it's not on YouTube or Facebook." Laurie Halse Anderson

Friend Friday

April 14th, 2017|humor, writing|

Mark Twain wrote in his biography that "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." But writing funny can be a challenge as today's [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"Work without a net." Matt Phelan

Friend Friday

April 7th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration|

I had such a blast when Michelle Dunphy interviewed me for her now-on-hiatus podcast, Authors are ROCKSTARS! She recently got [...]

Throwback Thursday

April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Going back to 1933 for this one: eighty-four years ago, to be exact. This rapscallion was born in Beaverton, Oregon, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"Another word for hope is book." Rita Williams-Garcia

Friend Friday. . on a Tuesday!

April 4th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration|

I have long admired Deborah Hopkinson's writing and if you have ever heard her speak, she does an amazing job [...]

Friend Friday

March 31st, 2017|Creativity, writing|

I met Paddy Eger when she attended a writing seminar I used to offer in my home, ten years or [...]