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October 18th, 2019|books, inspiration, midde grade, women, writing|

I met J. Albert Mann when I was a guest lecturer at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program for Writing for Children and Young Adults. We instantly bonded [...]

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October 11th, 2019|books, history, inspiration, reading, writing|

I am a huge Deborah Heiligman fan. In fact, we "met" when I sent her a fan letter after reading Charles and Emma, a book that completely enchanted and educated [...]

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September 27th, 2019|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

Before I had the fortune and pleasure to meet her in person, I met Donna Gephart through the wonderful Death by Toilet Paper, and was impressed by her keen eye [...]

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September 20th, 2019|history, illustration, inspiration, picture books, women|

What an honor to host Caroline Starr Rose, who shares my passion for bringing stories (and people!) of the past to life for today's readers. And her experience writing her [...]

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September 6th, 2019|books, Giveaway, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

It is such a treat to once again celebrate Donna Janell Bowman and her books. We obviously share a passion for history; but what I especially love about Donna's work [...]

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August 23rd, 2019|books, humor, inspiration, picture books, reading, writing|

It is a sheer pleasure to host Dan Richards today, in celebration of a slew of new books. I love that he's taken time to reflect on what his writing [...]

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August 16th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing, Young Adult|

It takes a lot of courage to face the blank page to create a story. And it takes an inordinate amount of courage, as Karol Ruth Silverstein has done, to [...]

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August 9th, 2019|books, inspiration, writing|

It is a delight to shine the spotlight on Lisa Kline and her latest book, One Week of You (Blue Crow Publishing). I know you will be as intrigued as [...]

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July 5th, 2019|books, family, history, inspiration, memories, writing|

It is such an honor to host acclaimed author Lesléa Newman today, and I think the timing is absolutely perfect, given the topic of her newest book. I had the [...]

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June 28th, 2019|animals, books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

I am so grateful to all the friends who share the story behind their books here at Friend Friday. But some book creators I am extra grateful for because of [...]