Friend Friday

July 26th, 2019|history, picture books, research, Uncategorized, women|

After being a fan for years, I had the pleasure of meeting -- and sharing a VRBO with!-- Marissa Moss [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou

Friend Friday

July 19th, 2019|books, Giveaway, history, illustration, Love, picture books|

What a pleasure it is to once again host Nancy Churnin here at Friend Friday. Today we are celebrating her [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually [...]

Friend Friday

July 12th, 2019|midde grade, reading, writing|

Today's special guest may be about the nicest person in the kid lit world. Laurie Ann Thompson always has a [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they [...]

Friend Friday

July 5th, 2019|books, family, history, inspiration, memories, writing|

It is such an honor to host acclaimed author Lesléa Newman today, and I think the timing is absolutely perfect, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names [...]

Friend Friday

June 28th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

I am so grateful to all the friends who share the story behind their books here at Friend Friday. But [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” —Anaïs Nin

Friend Friday

June 21st, 2019|books, Giveaway, inspiration, writing|

The community of children's book creators continues to inspire me with the many ways they demonstrate empathy and generosity. Padma [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"Perhaps it is just as well to be rash and foolish for a while. If writers were too wise, perhaps [...]

Friend Friday

June 14th, 2019|animals, books, Giveaway, illustration, Love, writing|

As a Leo and a firstborn, I can be a bit bossy at times. I even remember bossing today's guest, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Write about the emotions you fear the most.” —Laurie Halse Anderson

Friend Friday

June 7th, 2019|books, history, reading, research, writing|

It is an honor to host Irene Latham today. I first met her through her wonderful novel, Leaving Gee's Bend, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Write what should not be forgotten.” —Isabel Allende

Friend Friday

May 31st, 2019|animals, books, reading, research, writing|

The very funny and lovely Erica S. Perl and I bonded over yogurt, specifically Chobani Passionfruit. Since that initial meeting, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary [...]

Friend Friday

May 24th, 2019|books, humor, illustration, picture books, reading|

In addition to being an incredibly talented book creator, Dana Sullivan is also a great dancer. We cemented our friendship [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, [...]