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 mountain range separating us in Washington state. Dan and I [...]

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 back. Though we'd just met, I cheered loudly for her [...]

Friend Friday

December 8th, 2017|animals, poetry|

What a treat it is today to host not one but two wonderful writing friends! The dynamic duo of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have re-energized the poetry genre in [...]

Friend Friday

December 1st, 2017|animals, writing|

To say I am grateful to count Brenda Guiberson as a friend is an understatement. Brenda has been a mentor and confident and encourager for me for a long, long [...]

Friend Friday

November 10th, 2017|animals, writing|

"Friend" doesn't even begin to describe the dear Ann Whitford Paul. She opened her heart (and home!) to a newbie writer, eons ago, and I have adored her ever since. [...]

Friend Friday

November 3rd, 2017|animals, writing|

Today's guest, Kim Griswell, and I share a six-degrees of separation kind of thing. Though we've never met, she was in a critique group for years with my dear friend [...]

Friend Friday

October 6th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

Though Eddie Ellis and I have never met, any dog lover is a friend of mine! This is what Kirkus had to say about his book, Good Boy, Achilles! (published by [...]

Friend Friday

September 8th, 2017|animals, writing|

How could I not be friends with Kristin O'Donnell Tubb when she clearly loves dogs as much as I do? And how can you not want to immediately dive in [...]

Friend Friday

June 9th, 2017|animals, family, Uncategorized|

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry ride to the west away. She is a gracious hostess, [...]

Friend Friday

June 2nd, 2017|animals, Creativity|

I am delighted to host Melissa Stewart today in celebration of her newest book, Can an Aardvark Bark?, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books ). She is the author of [...]