Friend Friday

December 13th, 2019|books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

Today's Friend Friday friend, Lydia Lukidis, reminds us all of the power of persistence and of believing in one's work. Though the road to publication for No Bears Allowed (Blue [...]

Friend Friday

November 29th, 2019|books, family, illustration, picture books|

It is a treat to host Tamara Ellis Smith today in celebration of her newest picture book, Here and There, illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi (Barefoot Books). If you visit Tamara's [...]

Friend Friday

November 8th, 2019|books, illustration, inspiration, picture books, reading, writing|

Isn't it amazing how some books and characters make indelible impressions on us? I can't recall when I first met Ramona, but I will to my dying day never forget [...]

Friend Friday

October 4th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, reading, writing|

Any friend of Jane Kurtz' is a friend of mine and, as you'll find out from today's guest Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Jane is not only her friend, but partner in [...]

Friend Friday

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 [...]

Friend Friday

September 13th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

A big shout out to Dana Sullivan for introducing me to the work of Julie Hampton. I was thrilled when Julie agreed to be my Friend Friday because illustrators are [...]

Friend Friday

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 [...]

Friend Friday

August 30th, 2019|books, Creativity, illustration, picture books, writing|

A huge thank you to Andrea Wang (a recent Friend Friday guest) for introducing me to Sheri Dillard, so that we could celebrate the publication of Sheri's first picture book, [...]

Friend Friday

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 [...]

Friend Friday

August 3rd, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, writing|

There are two things I love about Lisa Robinson's story below. The first is that she saw a need in children's literature and got the idea to fill that need. [...]