Friend Friday

September 6th, 2019|books, Giveaway, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

It is such a treat to once again celebrate Donna Janell Bowman and her books. We obviously share a passion for history; but what I especially love about Donna's work [...]

Friend Friday

August 30th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, writing|

A huge thank you to Andrea Wang (a recent Friend Friday guest) for introducing me to Sheri Dillard, so that we could celebrate the publication of Sheri's first picture book, [...]

Friend Friday

August 23rd, 2019|books, humor, inspiration, picture books, reading, writing|

It is a sheer pleasure to host Dan Richards today, in celebration of a slew of new books. I love that he's taken time to reflect on what his writing [...]

Friend Friday

August 16th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing, Young Adult|

It takes a lot of courage to face the blank page to create a story. And it takes an inordinate amount of courage, as Karol Ruth Silverstein has done, to [...]

Friend Friday

August 9th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing|

It is a delight to shine the spotlight on Lisa Kline and her latest book, One Week of You (Blue Crow Publishing). I know you will be as intrigued as [...]

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, writing|

There are two things I love about Lisa Robinson's story below. The first is that she saw a need in children's literature and got the idea to fill that need. [...]

Friend Friday

July 19th, 2019|books, Giveaway, history, illustration, Love, picture books|

What a pleasure it is to once again host Nancy Churnin here at Friend Friday. Today we are celebrating her newest picture book, Martin and Anne: The Kindred Spirits of [...]

Friend Friday

July 5th, 2019|books, family, history, inspiration, memories, writing|

It is such an honor to host acclaimed author Lesléa Newman today, and I think the timing is absolutely perfect, given the topic of her newest book. I had the [...]

Friend Friday

June 28th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

I am so grateful to all the friends who share the story behind their books here at Friend Friday. But some book creators I am extra grateful for because of [...]

Friend Friday

June 21st, 2019|books, Giveaway, inspiration, writing|

The community of children's book creators continues to inspire me with the many ways they demonstrate empathy and generosity. Padma Venkatraman so deeply respected the stories that struggling children had [...]