Friend Friday

April 20th, 2018|books, Giveaway, history, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

                  I had no idea that Duke would launch a series. It [...]

Friend Friday

April 13th, 2018|animals, Creativity, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

It is such a pleasure to host Dan Gemeinhart today; after all, we are practically neighbors, with only a tiny [...]

Friend Friday

April 6th, 2018|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

Dori Hillestad Butler may have been sad to leave her Iowa home and friends but we in the Pacific Northwest [...]

Friend Friday

March 30th, 2018|books, reading, writing|

Erin Dionne and I share a publisher, and a passion for writing for the middle grade reader. Her books are [...]

Friend Friday

March 23rd, 2018|humor, illustration, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized|

I am so honored to call Dana Sullivan a friend. His irrepressible humor and good-naturedness not only make him a [...]

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Friend Friday

March 16th, 2018|books, Creativity, inspiration, writing|

I predict that The Creativity Project (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) will be a hit with classroom teachers. Colby Sharp, [...]

Friend Friday

March 9th, 2018|writing, Young Adult|

Karen Rivers is a longtime cyber friend, and wonderful writer, with notable titles such as Love, Ish, All That Was, [...]

Friend Friday

March 2nd, 2018|animals, books, reading, Teachers, Uncategorized, writing|

Serendipitously, Laura Purdie Salas and I were seated next to one another at a Golden Kite luncheon a few years [...]

Friend Friday

February 23rd, 2018|books, history|

I’ve been friends with Larry Dane Brimner since *cough cough.* We first met at the Humboldt County Author’s Festival and [...]

Friend Friday

February 16th, 2018|history, inspiration|

Sometimes the stories we are meant to tell take us out of our comfort zones. That was certainly the case [...]

Friend Friday

February 9th, 2018|women, writing|

  Please help me welcome today's friend, Annette Bay Pimentel and her brand new book Girl Running (Nancy Paulsen Books), [...]

Friend Friday

February 2nd, 2018|fantasy, history|

Today's guest is a friend from the (sadly) now-defunct Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program. I was the first [...]

Friend Friday

January 26th, 2018|Creativity, writing|

It is such a pleasure to host Kim Purcell today, who shares on her website that she often walks with [...]

Friend Friday

January 19th, 2018|Creativity, Teachers|

I have admired Debbie Gonzales since our first meeting in Austin, where she handled a tricky situation with such grace [...]

Friend Friday

January 12th, 2018|Creativity, writing|

By reading Kerri Kokias' engaging website (check it out here), I discovered that she has held many jobs, from nanny [...]

Friend Friday

January 5th, 2018|poetry, writing|

I am so pleased to start the New Year of Friend Friday with a brand-new friend, David Jacobson, who shares [...]

Friend Friday

December 29th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

The kind-hearted and patient Sarah Aronson is my guest today. "Kind-hearted" is evident if you've spent five minutes with her [...]

Friend Friday

December 22nd, 2017|environment, illustration|

I "met" Jamie Hogan through a (then) correspondence course through the Institute of Children's Literature. I was technically her instructor, [...]

Another Slim Christmas

December 19th, 2017|family, Uncategorized|

  David Neil Miltenberger One month ago today, my dad slipped away for his tee time in heaven, [...]

Friend Friday

December 15th, 2017|history, writing|

Not only am I delighted to shine the spotlight on Jeannie Mobley's new book, I am insanely jealous of its [...]