Friend Friday

June 9th, 2017|animals, family, Uncategorized|

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry ride to the west away. She is a gracious hostess, [...]

Friend Friday

March 17th, 2017|family, inspiration|

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! And you are very lucky, indeed, today because my guest is Julie Bowe. Sadly, she and I have never met in person; we have to [...]

Friend Friday

February 3rd, 2017|family, writing|

At one point in our careers, Sundee Frazier and I shared an editor who suggested we meet. Our coffee shop visit flew by and, even though I don't see Sundee [...]

Friend Friday

August 12th, 2016|family, writing|

I met today's guest, Michele Bacon, at the spring Inside Story at University Bookstore, Bellevue. (For you local folks, find more about Inside Story here.) There, she introduced us to [...]

Friend Friday

August 5th, 2016|family, inspiration|

Like Jo Knowles, I am hopeful that our paths will one day (and soon!) cross in real time and space. Till then, I must content myself with visiting with her through [...]

Friend Friday

July 22nd, 2016|family, inspiration|

I met Sandy Evans back in May at event sponsored by the Western Washington SCBWI called Inside Story. I loved the back story about her book, This is Not a [...]

Throwback Thursday

July 14th, 2016|family, gratitude|

Thirty four years ago, this charmer entered our lives and now she's the mom to two darling daughters herself! Her first grade passion for chapter books led me to write [...]

Friend Friday

April 29th, 2016|family, writing|

I am always amazed at the generosity of my writing friends, both with their willingness to share thoughts here on my blog, and with making a difference in the larger [...]

Friend Friday

March 11th, 2016|family, writing|

This is the second time Elana K. Arnold has been a Friend Friday guest; the first was for her book The Question of Miracles (HMH for Young Readers) and I dearly [...]

Friend Friday

March 4th, 2016|books, family|

  Please welcome the prolific (nineteen novels!) Karen Rivers to my blog today to celebrate her newest book, The Girl in the Well is Me (Algonquin Books for Young Readers) which [...]