Friend Friday

May 3rd, 2019|books, picture books, writing|

Though I love to celebrate my friends' new books no matter where they live, it's eggs-tra special fun to celebrate the folks who live in my neck of the woods, [...]

Friend Friday

April 26th, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, women, writing|

I love learning new things and I've found children's books a rich resource for providing glimpses into times, places and people I hadn't been previously aware of. Today, Friend Friday [...]

Friend Friday

April 19th, 2019|books, inspiration, midde grade, reading, writing, Young Adult|

I am impatiently waiting for the "Beam Me Up, Scotty" form of transportation so that I might easily have coffee on occasion with some of my favorite kidlit people, like [...]

Friend Friday

April 12th, 2019|books, history, women, writing, Young Adult|

It's so lovely to be able to host the warm and generous Maureen McQuerry today. Once upon a time, when I was a newbie writer at my first conference, a [...]

Friend Friday

April 5th, 2019|books, history, inspiration, picture books, research|

Why is it that some people -- like me -- merely open that package of ramen and add hot water and other people -- like Andrea Wang-- will stop to [...]

Friend Friday

March 29th, 2019|animals, books, reading|

Cindy Lord is one of my Silver Sisters (along with Jennifer Holm). The three of us shared Newbery Honor awards in 2007 and have been friends ever since. I honestly [...]

Friend Friday

March 22nd, 2019|books, friends, picture books, writing|

I am so pleased Jenn Bailey took time out of her busy book launch schedule to visit with us here at Friend Friday. If you're like me, you've seen buzz [...]

Friend Friday

March 16th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, picture books, research|

Who doesn't love old favorites dressed up in fresh new ways? No one! That's why it's such a treat to host B.J. Lee today in celebration of her picture book, [...]

Friend Friday

March 8th, 2019|books, history, picture books, women|

What a treat it is to host Lori Mortensen today, in celebration of her latest picture book, Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell [...]

Friend Friday

February 23rd, 2019|books, inspiration, midde grade, writing|

I was thrilled when Donna Gephart agreed to share a bit of the process of writing her newest book, In Your Shoes (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) and even more [...]