Friend Friday

December 8th, 2017|animals, poetry|

What a treat it is today to host not one but two wonderful writing friends! The dynamic duo of Sylvia [...]

Friend Friday

December 1st, 2017|animals, writing|

To say I am grateful to count Brenda Guiberson as a friend is an understatement. Brenda has been a mentor [...]

Friend Friday

November 24th, 2017|writing, Young Adult|

Today's guest is a friend by association: Janet McLaughlin is pals with my dear friend, Augusta Scattergood and when Augusta [...]

Friend Friday

November 17th, 2017|friends, writing|

It's such a pleasure to host Nancy J. Cavanaugh today; as she shares in her post, we were first cyber [...]

Monday Musings

November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I had such a lovely time in the CyFair school district this past week. The students were prepared and engaged, [...]

Friend Friday

November 10th, 2017|animals, writing|

"Friend" doesn't even begin to describe the dear Ann Whitford Paul. She opened her heart (and home!) to a newbie [...]

A Dream Come True

November 6th, 2017|gratitude, history|

In 2011, one of the books I am proudest of writing, The Friendship Doll, was published (Delacorte). I wish I [...]

Friend Friday

November 3rd, 2017|animals, writing|

Today's guest, Kim Griswell, and I share a six-degrees of separation kind of thing. Though we've never met, she was [...]

Friend Friday

October 27th, 2017|friends, writing|

Holly Niner and I met at the Kentucky Book Festival eons ago. We immediately bonded (I even conned her into [...]

Friend Friday

October 20th, 2017|humor, writing|

Long, long ago, I met Dian Curtis Regan when I was invited to join a group of women for a [...]

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 [...]