Book Birthdays and Giveaways, Oh My!

August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Two special Butterfly Sister book birthdays today: Barbara O'Connor's WISH and Augusta Scattergood's MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG. My third Butterfly Sister, Susan Hill [...]

Monday Musings

August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I've been out of touch for a very good reason: Ryan Evelyn Larson was born (a smidge early) on August [...]

Friend Friday

August 26th, 2016|Creativity, inspiration|

If you ever hesitate about writing an author a fan letter, don't. That's how my friendship with the inimitable Barbara [...]

Throwback Thursday

August 25th, 2016|history, writing|

This will be my last throwback to 1910 (at least for awhile; the sequel is due out in January 2017). [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chance is the first step you take. Luck is what comes afterward. Amy Tan

Friend Friday

August 19th, 2016|friends, inspiration|

I am so grateful to count Augusta Scattergood as a friend! She's well-read (she reviews for the Christian Science Monitor), smart and [...]

Throwback Thursday

August 18th, 2016|history, women|

Audacity was 11 in 1910. But had she been 21, she still wouldn't have been able to vote for President Taft, or [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Read widely and without apology. Read what you want to read and not what someone tells you you should read. [...]

Friend Friday

August 12th, 2016|family, writing|

I met today's guest, Michele Bacon, at the spring Inside Story at University Bookstore, Bellevue. (For you local folks, find [...]

Throwback Thursday

August 11th, 2016|history|

It was horrifying to Audacity Jones (and no doubt to you!) that President Taft's favorite soup was Terrapin Soup, aka [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Try to be the rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou

Friend Friday

August 5th, 2016|family, inspiration|

Like Jo Knowles, I am hopeful that our paths will one day (and soon!) cross in real time and space. Till [...]

Throwback Thursday

August 4th, 2016|history|

Audacity Jones and her cat Miniver Did you know that from 1801 to 1932, every New Year's Day [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

You will have only one story. You'll write your one story many ways. Elizabeth Strout

Friend Friday

July 29th, 2016|Creativity, gratitude|

I have waited FOREVER to host the talented, big-hearted, talented, fun-loving, talented, thoughtful Jaime Temairik. She is one of those [...]

Throwback Thursday

July 28th, 2016|history|

We recently paid a visit to the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, which has the earliest of cars to [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I would always rather be happy than dignified. Charlotte Bronte

Friend Friday

July 22nd, 2016|family, inspiration|

I met Sandy Evans back in May at event sponsored by the Western Washington SCBWI called Inside Story. I loved [...]

Throwback Thursday

July 21st, 2016|history, Uncategorized|

A Washington D.C. newsboy plays a big role in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. The character, Juice Johnson, is about [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. Doris Lessing