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 [...]

Friend Friday

March 24th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

It is not often I get to host a book creator who is also a professional performer, but such is [...]

Friend Friday

March 17th, 2017|family, inspiration|

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! And you are very lucky, indeed, today because my guest is Julie Bowe. Sadly, she [...]

Friend Friday

March 10th, 2017|Giveaway, inspiration|

"Time and good friends are two things that get more valuable as we get older." I couldn't find the author [...]

Friend Friday

March 3rd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

This Friday Feature is near and dear to me; it's such fun to shine the spotlight on my fellow writers' [...]

Friend Friday

February 24th, 2017|history, writing|

Even though we are practically neighbors, J. Anderson Coats and I are still only cyber friends. I hope that changes [...]

Friend Friday

February 17th, 2017|books, writing|

Okay, when I tell you that Dave Patneaude is a friend, that is a serious understatement. He and I have [...]

Friend Friday

February 10th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

Today's friend is *ahem* me. Since I had a new book launch on January 31, I thought it would be [...]

Friend Friday

February 3rd, 2017|family, writing|

At one point in our careers, Sundee Frazier and I shared an editor who suggested we meet. Our coffee shop [...]

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

January 31st, 2017|gratitude, history|

Get out your party hats and horns! Today is the book birthday of the second of the Audacity Jones' books: [...]

Friend Friday

January 27th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration, Uncategorized|

Nanci Turner Steveson is a repeat Friend Friday essayist. Her new book, Georgia Rules (Harper Collins) is not out for [...]

School Visits!

January 22nd, 2017|friends, gratitude|

I have spent three days this week in the amazing CyFair school district, and will spend five more days next [...]

Friend Friday

January 20th, 2017|inspiration, reading|

There are so many terrific people in the kid lit world, and Margie Culver is pretty near the top of my [...]