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 [...]

Friend Friday

January 13th, 2017|Creativity, inspiration|

Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be, Making Friends with Billy Wong) emailed me awhile back, raving about a friend's new book. "It's [...]

Friend Friday

January 6th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

What an honor to host H.M. Bouwman today! Her book, A Crack in the Sea, (G.P. Putnam and Sons Books [...]

Friend Friday

December 31st, 2016|Creativity, poetry|

I can't think of a more fitting way to ring in the new year than with the words and thoughts [...]

Friend Friday

December 23rd, 2016|friends, gratitude|

(For most of this month, I have been celebrating readers, rather than writers. Enjoy this little diversion and then stop [...]

Friend Friday

December 16th, 2016|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

If you follow Friend Friday, you know I usually use this feature to celebrate writers; for most of this month, [...]

Friend Friday

December 9th, 2016|gratitude, inspiration|

This regular blog feature is celebrating readers, instead of writers, most of this month (check back on December 30 for [...]

Friend Friday

December 2nd, 2016|inspiration, Love|

I'm doing something a tiny bit different for the next few weeks; instead of shining the spotlight on friends' new [...]

Friend Friday

November 18th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

The first time I met Lynn Brunelle, she asked for ground pepper. A whole dish of it! And our host was [...]

Friend Friday

November 11th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

Please welcome Robert Wilder today and help me celebrate his new book, Nickel (Leaf Storm Press), with its can't miss [...]

Friend Friday

November 4th, 2016|animals, environment|

Ginger Wadsworth and I met at the amazing Humboldt County Authors Festival eons ago. She is a lovely person and [...]

Friend Friday

October 28th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

I have a passion for chapter books -- they were the first of my stories to be published. They're little [...]

Friend Friday

October 21st, 2016|friends, writing|

I am so very lucky to count among my friends some of the most talented, generous and kind people in [...]

Friend Friday

October 14th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

It is such an honor for me to host Sharon Mentyka. I first met Sharon through the (sadly now-defunct) Whidbey [...]

Book Birthday!

October 11th, 2016|books, gratitude|

Today is the book birthday for Liberty -- hooray! Writing Liberty was like wrassling alligators in a vat of gumbo. My [...]