Friend Friday

November 26th, 2021|animals, books, environment, illustration, inspiration, picture books, research, Uncategorized, women, writing|

I always enjoy hearing the story behind the story and Vicki Conrad's story behind her newest picture book biography is full of twists and turns, not unlike the swampy Everglades [...]

Friend Friday

April 30th, 2021|books, environment, inspiration, picture books, women, writing|

While I love supporting all of my book creator friends, it's always particularly wonderful when those friends, like Ellie Peterson, live in the Pacific Northwest. As a STEM educator AND [...]

Friend Friday

October 12th, 2018|books, environment, inspiration, reading, writing|

Though I love to read nonfiction, I am almost more fascinated by why its writers choose the topics that they choose. That is why I am especially grateful that Loree [...]

Friend Friday

July 13th, 2018|environment, inspiration, research, writing|

Jo Hackl was born and raised in Mississippi, now lives in South Carolina and is the embodiment of southern hospitality. Once, while attending a reading association conference in South Carolina, [...]

Friend Friday

December 22nd, 2017|environment, illustration|

I "met" Jamie Hogan through a (then) correspondence course through the Institute of Children's Literature. I was technically her instructor, but mostly I tried to get out of a very [...]

Friend Friday

November 4th, 2016|animals, environment|

Ginger Wadsworth and I met at the amazing Humboldt County Authors Festival eons ago. She is a lovely person and wonderful writer and a fellow dog lover. So it's no [...]

Friend Friday

September 4th, 2015|environment, Uncategorized, women|

This is the second time I've had the privilege of hosting Ana Maria Spagna here to celebrate a new book. When she is not wearing her writing hat, Ana Maria [...]

Friend Friday on a Monday

May 11th, 2015|books, environment|

I love having so many friends but hate running out of Fridays. Ah well, that makes Monday more interesting. At least, it makes this Monday more interesting because I get [...]