Friend Friday

September 22nd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

Today the spotlight shines on Jenny Lundquist, who recently shared with me that she'd been in the audience when I keynoted at an SCBWI conference in Davis, CA. Jenny wrote, "I [...]

Friend Friday

August 25th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I met Anica Mrose Rissi in line at a car rental counter. Okay, we had arranged to meet there, because she had kindly offered to drive me from the Detroit [...]

Friend Friday

August 18th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

It has been such a pleasure to get better acquainted with Melissa Roske, today's guest. Unfortunately, most of that acquainting has been through social media; I know our paths will [...]

Friend Friday

August 11th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am tickled pink to host Tom Brenner today. We first met at the Western Washington SCBWI Great Critique. The manuscript he shared -- And Then Comes Halloween -- was [...]

Friend Friday

August 4th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

So excited to host my brand-new #nErDCampMI friend, Bridget Hodder, today. She graciously stepped in to help when another nErDCamp Jr. presenter needed to leave early, with grace and humor. She's [...]

Friend Friday

July 7th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I "met" Leah Henderson when new friend Joanne O'Sullivan brought a copy of Leah's ARC to a lovely lunch during my May visit to Asheville, North Carolina. L to [...]

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

April 21st, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am delighted to host Joanne O'Sullivan today, whom I recently met at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference, and then got to share lunch with in Asheville, [...]

Friend Friday

April 7th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration|

I had such a blast when Michelle Dunphy interviewed me for her now-on-hiatus podcast, Authors are ROCKSTARS! She recently got in touch about something new she's doing and I asked [...]

Friend Friday. . on a Tuesday!

April 4th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration|

I have long admired Deborah Hopkinson's writing and if you have ever heard her speak, she does an amazing job of giving the story behind the story of her books. [...]