Friend Friday

August 13th, 2021|books, Creativity, illustration, museums, picture books, women|

Sometimes you just got to go for it! And that's what I did when I summoned my courage to email a literary hero of mine, Lynne Rae Perkins to invite [...]

Friend Friday

August 6th, 2021|books, Creativity, family, inspiration, research, women, writing|

I first met Michaela MacColl through her writing; I believe it was Always Emily. I have since had the pleasure of meeting her in person and while we talked historical [...]

Friend Friday

July 30th, 2021|Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I love Aimée Bisonette's essay below because it taps on something creatives worry about incessantly: am I doing it right? Her insights are as refreshing as an icy cold glass [...]

Friend Friday

July 9th, 2021|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

It takes tremendous courage to face the blank page. I am not quite certain, however, what it's called to willingly face the blank page, having tossed out a sweated-over, completed [...]

Friend Friday

May 28th, 2021|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I still remember my first experience reading When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt. I'm pretty sure that's when a Larson family un-favorite recipe, Burned Broccoli, was [...]

Friend Friday

February 19th, 2021|books, Creativity, illustration, inspiration, picture books|

In this dark and cold (and for some people, incredibly snowy!) time, it's such a treat to host Amalia Hoffman, who brings vibrancy and color to the world through her [...]

Friend Friday

October 9th, 2020|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I clearly remember meeting Jennifer Jacobson on a crowded exhibition hall floor during a conference. I think we literally bumped into each other! Within minutes, I was privileged to get [...]

Friend Friday

September 18th, 2020|books, Creativity, humor, inspiration, picture books, writing|

What a treat it is to be part of Josh Funk's Short & Sweet/Long & Savory blog tour! In fact, we're the final stop; check the calendar at the end [...]

Friend Friday

August 14th, 2020|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

What a pleasure it is to once again host Jo Watson Hackl for Friend Friday. Jo is not only a lovely person and fabulous writer with a fondness for blackberries, [...]

Friend Friday

June 26th, 2020|books, Creativity, inspiration, research, writing|

There are not many Friend Friday guests with whom I have wrestled a scorpion, but Sara Fujimura is among that select group. I met Sara in the Arizona desert some [...]