Friend Friday

November 27th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

We do get by with a little help from our friends! I am so grateful to Lesa Cline-Ransome for connecting me with today's guest, Ann E. Burg, one of her [...]

Friend Friday

November 13th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

If memory serves (and there's no guarantee of that these days!) I first had the pleasure of meeting the effervescent Nancy Coffelt at the Humboldt County Children's Authors Festival many [...]

Friend Friday

October 23rd, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

These past few months have forced me to slow down. To think things through. To practice letting go. (I was cleaning the garage and ran across my beloved Away suitcase [...]

Friend Friday

October 9th, 2020|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I clearly remember meeting Jennifer Jacobson on a crowded exhibition hall floor during a conference. I think we literally bumped into each other! Within minutes, I was privileged to get [...]

Friend Friday

October 2nd, 2020|books, family, illustration, inspiration, writing|

A few years back, I was chatting with Varian Johnson after a long day of conference presentations. He was debating leaving his day job to write full time. He had [...]

Friend Friday

September 25th, 2020|books, family, illustration, inspiration, poetry, writing|

Three squeezes are woven into the fabric of the Larson family household. From the time my kids were itsy, they knew that three squeezes when holding hands meant "I love [...]

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September 18th, 2020|books, Creativity, humor, inspiration, picture books, writing|

What a treat it is to be part of Josh Funk's Short & Sweet/Long & Savory blog tour! In fact, we're the final stop; check the calendar at the end [...]

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September 4th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

So often the first advice given to writers is "Write what you know." Fleur Bradley has a different take on that advice, which she shares below. Wandering outside her comfort [...]

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August 28th, 2020|animals, books, inspiration, research, writing|

I first "met" Gennifer Choldenko through her wonderful middle grade novel Notes From a Liar and Her Dog many years ago. Since then, I've been fortunate -- blessed!-- to share [...]

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August 21st, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

First time author Rachel Trusty zeroes in on a life principle that she and her main character share in common in her essay below and in her brand new book, [...]