Friend Friday

April 13th, 2018|animals, Creativity, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

It is such a pleasure to host Dan Gemeinhart today; after all, we are practically neighbors, with only a tiny mountain range separating us in Washington state. Dan and I [...]

Friend Friday

March 16th, 2018|books, Creativity, inspiration, writing|

I predict that The Creativity Project (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) will be a hit with classroom teachers. Colby Sharp, an avid literacy advocate, gathered together more than forty beloved, [...]

Friend Friday

January 26th, 2018|Creativity, writing|

It is such a pleasure to host Kim Purcell today, who shares on her website that she often walks with a dog leash in one hand and a book in [...]

Friend Friday

January 19th, 2018|Creativity, Teachers|

I have admired Debbie Gonzales since our first meeting in Austin, where she handled a tricky situation with such grace and charm I wanted to nominate her for an ambassadorship [...]

Friend Friday

January 12th, 2018|Creativity, writing|

By reading Kerri Kokias' engaging website (check it out here), I discovered that she has held many jobs, from nanny to ice cream server to social science researcher. For the [...]

Friend Friday

December 29th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

The kind-hearted and patient Sarah Aronson is my guest today. "Kind-hearted" is evident if you've spent five minutes with her or with her books; "patient" refers to the fact that [...]

Friend Friday

July 14th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

My dear, dear friend and amazing illustrator, Kary Lee, thought I should know Annette Pimentel and so she cyber-introduced us. Annette also shares a passion for historical fiction and I [...]

Friend Friday

June 30th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

What is not to love about Debbi Michiko Florence, a writer with a bunny, two ducks and the most adorable puppy ever? (please don't tell Winston I said that!). And to [...]

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 [...]