Wednesday Wisdom

September 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for [...]

Friend Friday

September 13th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

A big shout out to Dana Sullivan for introducing me to the work of Julie Hampton. I was thrilled when [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Beware of advice-even this.” Carl Sandburg

Friend Friday

September 6th, 2019|books, Giveaway, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

It is such a treat to once again celebrate Donna Janell Bowman and her books. We obviously share a passion [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

September 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” - Louis L’Amour

Friend Friday

August 30th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, writing|

A huge thank you to Andrea Wang (a recent Friend Friday guest) for introducing me to Sheri Dillard, so that [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” Jodi Picoult

Friend Friday

August 23rd, 2019|books, humor, inspiration, picture books, reading, writing|

It is a sheer pleasure to host Dan Richards today, in celebration of a slew of new books. I love [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Terry Pratchett

Friend Friday

August 16th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing, Young Adult|

It takes a lot of courage to face the blank page to create a story. And it takes an inordinate [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“You are extraordinary within in limits, but your limits are extraordinary!” Gertrude Stein

Friend Friday

August 9th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing|

It is a delight to shine the spotlight on Lisa Kline and her latest book, One Week of You (Blue [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“You are extraordinary within in limits, but your limits are extraordinary!” Gertrude Stein

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, writing|

There are two things I love about Lisa Robinson's story below. The first is that she saw a need in [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

“The beginning is always today” Mary Shelley

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 [...]