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 [...]

Friend Friday

March 31st, 2017|Creativity, writing|

I met Paddy Eger when she attended a writing seminar I used to offer in my home, ten years or so ago. Paddy is definitely a good writer and, almost [...]

Friend Friday

January 13th, 2017|Creativity, inspiration|

Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be, Making Friends with Billy Wong) emailed me awhile back, raving about a friend's new book. "It's sooo good," she said. Well, if Augusta recommends something, that's the [...]

Friend Friday

January 6th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

What an honor to host H.M. Bouwman today! Her book, A Crack in the Sea, (G.P. Putnam and Sons Books for Young Readers) just came out on Tuesday, and it is [...]

Friend Friday

December 31st, 2016|Creativity, poetry|

I can't think of a more fitting way to ring in the new year than with the words and thoughts of Nikki Grimes. She and I have never met but [...]

Friend Friday

November 18th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

The first time I met Lynn Brunelle, she asked for ground pepper. A whole dish of it! And our host was happy to provide it because we were dining al fresco, [...]

Friend Friday

November 11th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

Please welcome Robert Wilder today and help me celebrate his new book, Nickel (Leaf Storm Press), with its can't miss cover! Robert Wilder When I handed an early [...]

Friend Friday

September 9th, 2016|Creativity, history|

Though Erin Hagar and I have never met, I know we would be fast friends over our shared love of history. When I learned about her new book, Doing Her [...]

Friend Friday

August 26th, 2016|Creativity, inspiration|

If you ever hesitate about writing an author a fan letter, don't. That's how my friendship with the inimitable Barbara O'Connor began! And what a friendship it's been. From late [...]

Friend Friday

July 29th, 2016|Creativity, gratitude|

I have waited FOREVER to host the talented, big-hearted, talented, fun-loving, talented, thoughtful Jaime Temairik. She is one of those illustrators who really gets a story and her art is [...]