Friend Friday

December 9th, 2016|gratitude, inspiration|

This regular blog feature is celebrating readers, instead of writers, most of this month (check back on December 30 for an amazing post from Nikki Grimes)! I hope you read [...]

Book Birthday!

October 11th, 2016|books, gratitude|

Today is the book birthday for Liberty -- hooray! Writing Liberty was like wrassling alligators in a vat of gumbo. My creative process is always messy but it was downright discouraging as [...]

Friend Friday

July 29th, 2016|Creativity, gratitude|

I have waited FOREVER to host the talented, big-hearted, talented, fun-loving, talented, thoughtful Jaime Temairik. She is one of those illustrators who really gets a story and her art is [...]

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

July 8th, 2016|gratitude, history, Uncategorized|

One of my earliest memories is of my dad inviting me to watch "an exciting show about Pirates and Giants." I eagerly climbed up on the sofa next to him. [...]

Friend Friday

November 27th, 2015|Creativity, gratitude|

This is a week for being thankful and I am especially thankful that I can count the talented Laurel Snyder among my friends. We've shared meals and woes and joys [...]

Friend Friday

August 21st, 2015|gratitude, writing|

I love this weekly opportunity to celebrate my fellow book creators' new work. Sometimes I know the friend I'm hosting well; sometimes, we're friends in the making. Though I've never [...]