Friend Friday

December 31st, 2016|Creativity, poetry|

I can't think of a more fitting way to ring in the new year than with the words and thoughts of Nikki Grimes. She and I have never met but [...]

Friend Friday

February 19th, 2016|animals, poetry|

I adore Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and I adore birds so imagine my delight, walking the exhibition hall at ALA midwinter, when I discovered Amy's new book is about birds! Even more [...]

Tuesday’s Day Poem

September 8th, 2015|Day Poem, poetry|

(this was inspired by emptying my suitcase this morning after spending the long weekend in Santa Cruz with our kids and their families, celebrating our fortieth wedding anniversary) Here is what [...]

Diving into the deep end

September 1st, 2015|Creativity, poetry|

Perhaps you haven't noticed, but I've been quiet this summer. Hard to blog when a son gets married, parents celebrate a 62nd wedding anniversary, a granddaughter turns three, book deadlines loom [...]

Friend Friday on a Monday

May 4th, 2015|Creativity, poetry|

I have so many writer friends and not enough Fridays so this special guest post from one of my favorite poets, Laura Purdie Salas is running today. I met Laura [...]

Friend Friday

March 27th, 2015|poetry, writing|

I just love the cyberworld of kid's lit! While I do not personally know Jennifer Wolf Kam, today's Friend Friday guest, all it took was a reaching out via Twitter [...]