Friend Friday

April 15th, 2016|animals, history|

It's pretty special to be able to host a friend AND a neighbor. Well, Dan Gemeinhart and I are almost neighbors; we live in the same state, me on the [...]

Friend Friday

February 19th, 2016|animals, poetry|

I adore Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and I adore birds so imagine my delight, walking the exhibition hall at ALA midwinter, when I discovered Amy's new book is about birds! Even more [...]

Friend Friday

January 15th, 2016|animals, writing|

What a delight it is to host Elizabeth Rose Stanton today. Henny is one of my granddaughter's favorite picture books so I am well familiar with Beth's work. So pleased [...]

Monday Musings

September 21st, 2015|animals, Creativity|

You know I adore Winston the Wonder Dog (who, by the way is 99% back to normal after being laid low by a tick bite). But sometimes I just have [...]

Friend Friday

September 18th, 2015|animals, writing|

My guest today is Jill Esbaum, who even though she lives in Iowa, has a new picture book about a Pacific Northwest native: BigFoot. This new title joins a long [...]

Friend Friday

July 31st, 2015|animals, writing|

What a delight it is to host Jane Kelley today! She wrote a completely original and endearing novel, The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya, which I read (disclaimer: and [...]