Friend Friday

February 16th, 2018|history, inspiration|

Sometimes the stories we are meant to tell take us out of our comfort zones. That was certainly the case for Darcey Rosenblatt as she was nudged to write what [...]

Friend Friday

February 2nd, 2018|fantasy, history|

Today's guest is a friend from the (sadly) now-defunct Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program. I was the first faculty member in the children's literature arm of the program [...]

Friend Friday

December 15th, 2017|history, writing|

Not only am I delighted to shine the spotlight on Jeannie Mobley's new book, I am insanely jealous of its title! It cries out "read me," so it's moved to [...]

A Dream Come True

November 6th, 2017|gratitude, history|

In 2011, one of the books I am proudest of writing, The Friendship Doll, was published (Delacorte). I wish I could say the readers of kidlit loved it as much [...]

Friend Friday

September 1st, 2017|history, writing|

Though Teresa Funke and I have never met, a mutual friend cyber-introduced us because of our mutual passion for historical fiction. In addition to being a writer, Teresa is a [...]

Friend Friday

May 26th, 2017|history, writing|

I have so many book creator friends, including the brave, resilient and funny Laurel Snyder. Today she is sharing a bit about her newest book, Orphan Island (HarperCollins ). *ahem* [...]

Friend Friday

May 19th, 2017|history, writing|

Tracey Baptiste looks sweet and innocent but she can write one heck of a creepy story, as her first book, The Jumbies, proved. Now, she's back with a sequel, Rise [...]

Friend Friday

May 5th, 2017|history, Uncategorized, writing|

I am so pleased to host Dorinda Nicholson today for Friend Friday! I am a huge fan of hers, going back to my first encounter with her work in Pearl [...]

Friend Friday

April 28th, 2017|history, inspiration|

I have found more new friends (and books to add to my TBR pile!) over at the Nerdy Book Club. If you don't follow that blog, I encourage you to. [...]

Friend Friday

February 24th, 2017|history, writing|

Even though we are practically neighbors, J. Anderson Coats and I are still only cyber friends. I hope that changes soon! I love that she writes YA and middle grade, [...]