Friend Friday

October 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, inspiration, picture books|

Suzanne has the warmest smile and biggest heart and it is an honor to know her. Her newest book, All Are Welcome, (Penguin Random House) is illustrated by Suzanne, with [...]

Friend Friday

August 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, reading, writing|

I met Barb Kerley through my writing partner, Mary Nethery. The two of them were in a critique group together and when I had the opportunity to attend the Humboldt [...]

Friend Friday

May 25th, 2018|Giveaway, history, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

I doubt there is a book creator in the Greater Puget Sound area (and likely beyond!) who hasn't been touched by the kind, positive and genuinely good human being, Peggy [...]

Friend Friday

April 20th, 2018|books, Giveaway, history, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

                  I had no idea that Duke would launch a series. It turns out if you put a dog in a book, [...]

Friend Friday

September 15th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Friendships seem even more precious these days, in the face of challenges, large and small. I am grateful each week for the way this feature on my blog brings me [...]

Friend Friday

May 12th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Carol Baldwin is a huge supporter of children's literature, which makes her a dear, dear friend of mine! I adore people who do their utmost to help shine the spotlight [...]

Friend Friday

March 10th, 2017|Giveaway, inspiration|

"Time and good friends are two things that get more valuable as we get older." I couldn't find the author of this quote, but it sure speaks to me. And [...]

Friend Friday

May 20th, 2016|Giveaway|

I owe Megan Frazer Blakemore and Karen Harrington huge apologies. Somehow, instead of running Megan's guest post last week and Karen's today, I ran them both last week. So I'm [...]

Thursday Treat

September 10th, 2015|books, Giveaway|

I just finished this book: And I loved it! I think you will, too. Even if you aren't fond of chickens, you will fall for Sophie Brown's chickens. They are, [...]

Friend Friday

June 19th, 2015|Creativity, Giveaway|

Can I say "thrilled" about today's guest post? Not only is the kind, generous and forward thinking Laurie Thompson in the house, but she is bringing along my favorite illustrator [...]