Friend Friday

October 15th, 2021|books, friends, history, illustration, inspiration, Love, writing|

As someone who also does a daunting amount of research for my books, I completely relate to Rob Sanders' experiences, shared below. Not only do we writers need to answer [...]

Friend Friday

February 14th, 2020|books, gratitude, Love, reading|

Three of my all-time favorite books have been written by one author: Susan Hill Long. I first met Sue through her historical novel, Whistle in the Dark, which I devoured [...]

Friend Friday

July 19th, 2019|books, Giveaway, history, illustration, Love, picture books|

What a pleasure it is to once again host Nancy Churnin here at Friend Friday. Today we are celebrating her newest picture book, Martin and Anne: The Kindred Spirits of [...]

Friend Friday

June 14th, 2019|animals, books, Giveaway, illustration, Love, writing|

As a Leo and a firstborn, I can be a bit bossy at times. I even remember bossing today's guest, Kevan Atteberry, around at an SCBWI International conference. He had [...]

Friend Friday

December 2nd, 2016|inspiration, Love|

I'm doing something a tiny bit different for the next few weeks; instead of shining the spotlight on friends' new books, I'm going to shine a spotlight on readers. (If [...]

Friend Friday

January 8th, 2016|history, Love, Uncategorized|

There are too many children's authors I need to sit down and have a cup of coffee (or in this case, tea) with and talk books. Cheryl Blackford is one [...]

Happy Birthday, Kelly

September 3rd, 2015|family, Love|

My mother in law turns 91 today. Think about this: she was born in 1924 on a poultry farm in northwest Washington State, the oldest of Myron (Mike) and Dorothy [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 17th, 2015|family, Love|

"The fault-finding will find faults even in Paradise.  Love your life." Henry David Thoreau

Throwback Thursday

April 9th, 2015|family, Love|

Today would've been my father-in-law's 95th birthday. Ted Larson was about the kindest man I have ever met. When I first whispered aloud my dream to be a writer, it [...]