Friend Friday

February 17th, 2017|books, writing|

Okay, when I tell you that Dave Patneaude is a friend, that is a serious understatement. He and I have been in critique groups together off and on for years. [...]

Book Birthday!

October 11th, 2016|books, gratitude|

Today is the book birthday for Liberty -- hooray! Writing Liberty was like wrassling alligators in a vat of gumbo. My creative process is always messy but it was downright discouraging as [...]

Friend Friday

July 15th, 2016|books, inspiration|

I so love to hear other writer's stories about how they came to writing, how they came to find the stories they were meant to write. So I was pleased [...]

Friend Friday

March 4th, 2016|books, family|

  Please welcome the prolific (nineteen novels!) Karen Rivers to my blog today to celebrate her newest book, The Girl in the Well is Me (Algonquin Books for Young Readers) which [...]

Happy Birthday, Audacity Jones!

January 26th, 2016|books, writing|

  Today is the book birthday of Audacity Jones to the Rescue. I've never had so much fun writing  a book. I hope you have as much fun reading it! Do [...]

Friend Friday

November 13th, 2015|books, Creativity|

  What a treat it is to host Anne Nesbet! Anne and I are cyber friends only at this point but I know we'd be best buds if our paths [...]

Friend Friday

November 6th, 2015|books, Creativity|

Bonny Becker and I go waaaaay back. We were part of the same critique group when her now wildly successful Bear and Mouse books were merely gleams in Bonny's imagination.  Her [...]

Friend Friday

October 30th, 2015|books, Creativity|

Boy oh boy, am I happy to host Linda Urban today. We met eons ago at a writing retreat facilitated by then editor Linda Zuckerman, both unpublished but eager to [...]

Friend Friday

October 23rd, 2015|books, Creativity|

Natasha Wing is a friend from waaaay back. I can't recall the first time we met but I know it was when she was a member of my writing partner [...]

Friend Friday

October 9th, 2015|books, women|

It is my great delight to host Paddy Eger today. She was a student of mine years ago with a powerful historical fiction manuscript. I knew her words would find [...]