Friend Friday

March 24th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

It is not often I get to host a book creator who is also a professional performer, but such is the case with today's guest, Clare Meeker (learn more about [...]

Friend Friday

March 17th, 2017|family, inspiration|

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! And you are very lucky, indeed, today because my guest is Julie Bowe. Sadly, she and I have never met in person; we have to [...]

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

March 3rd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

This Friday Feature is near and dear to me; it's such fun to shine the spotlight on my fellow writers' new books. It is especially rewarding to shine the spotlight [...]

Friend Friday

February 10th, 2017|animals, inspiration|

Today's friend is *ahem* me. Since I had a new book launch on January 31, I thought it would be okay if I used this slot to tell you a bit [...]

Friend Friday

January 27th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration, Uncategorized|

Nanci Turner Steveson is a repeat Friend Friday essayist. Her new book, Georgia Rules (Harper Collins) is not out for a few more months (don't worry; I'll remind you closer [...]

Friend Friday

January 20th, 2017|inspiration, reading|

There are so many terrific people in the kid lit world, and Margie Culver is pretty near the top of my list. She has inspired me in so many ways over the [...]

Friend Friday

January 13th, 2017|Creativity, inspiration|

Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be, Making Friends with Billy Wong) emailed me awhile back, raving about a friend's new book. "It's sooo good," she said. Well, if Augusta recommends something, that's the [...]

Friend Friday

December 16th, 2016|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

If you follow Friend Friday, you know I usually use this feature to celebrate writers; for most of this month, however, I am celebrating readers. And 2016 will end with [...]

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 [...]