Friend Friday

June 22nd, 2018|history, Uncategorized, Young Adult|

I met Miriam McNamara when I was a visiting faculty member to the Vermont Master of Fine Arts. Her energy was infectious, something I admired in that 3 degree weather [...]

Friend Friday

June 15th, 2018|books, history, inspiration, reading, writing|

Today's Friend Friday guest, Frances Wood, and I bonded over birds. I am an amateur (VERY!) birdwatcher and, after meeting one another at the now-defunct Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Frances [...]

Friend Friday

June 1st, 2018|history, inspiration, writing|

It was Dave Patneaude's son who introduced us, eons ago. I'd been a judge for the PTA Reflections contest and selected Jeff's story to move on to the next level [...]

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

May 11th, 2018|history, reading, writing|

Many years ago, I read Carolyn See's book, Making a Literary Life. There was much to love about this book but what has really stuck with me is her advice [...]

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

February 23rd, 2018|books, history|

I’ve been friends with Larry Dane Brimner since *cough cough.* We first met at the Humboldt County Author’s Festival and since that meeting, I have always admired his work ethic, [...]

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 [...]