Friend Friday

September 28th, 2018|books, family, inspiration, reading, women, writing|

I had the pleasure of being with Diana Noble at a conference recently. We hit it right off and she didn't mind my asking a favor at our very first [...]

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2018|Creativity, family|

This is a first: a multi-generational blog post!! Instigated by the energetic Meg Ferrante. I wish you could all meet Meg in person. She is warm, witty and wise. We [...]

Friend Friday

April 27th, 2018|books, family, inspiration, reading, writing|

A huge admirer from afar, I had the great fortune of meeting Elly Swartz at nErDCampMI last summer. Despite the fact that she likes Twizzlers (this red licorice fan shudders [...]

Another Slim Christmas

December 19th, 2017|family, Uncategorized|

  David Neil Miltenberger One month ago today, my dad slipped away for his tee time in heaven, surrounded by nearly all of his family (we're talking 4 [...]

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 [...]