Friend Friday

October 26th, 2018|books, reading, writing, Young Adult|

I met Roxanne Lambie at a reading association conference in El Paso, if I remember correctly. She was at a table with her first book, Quantum (Clean Reads) and I [...]

Friend Friday

October 12th, 2018|books, environment, inspiration, reading, writing|

Though I love to read nonfiction, I am almost more fascinated by why its writers choose the topics that they choose. That is why I am especially grateful that Loree [...]

Friend Friday

October 6th, 2018|animals, books, illustration, reading|

What a treat it is to host a fellow dog-lover! I think I may have met Wendy Wahman through her delightful, Don't Lick the Dog, before I actually met her, [...]

Friend Friday

September 28th, 2018|books, family, inspiration, reading, women, writing|

I had the pleasure of being with Diana Noble at a conference recently. We hit it right off and she didn't mind my asking a favor at our very first [...]

Friend Friday

September 14th, 2018|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

Even though I'd hardly known Diana Lopez for five minutes, when I asked her to be a Friend Friday guest, she immediately said yes! It was at a Scholastic event [...]

Friend Friday

August 31st, 2018|books, reading, writing|

When I count my blessings, I count among them wonderful creators for kidlit who -- no matter how famous and busy and award-winning-- graciously agree to be one of my [...]

Friend Friday

August 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, reading, writing|

I met Barb Kerley through my writing partner, Mary Nethery. The two of them were in a critique group together and when I had the opportunity to attend the Humboldt [...]

Friend Friday

August 17th, 2018|books, Creativity, humor, reading|

I met the incredibly energetic Beth Bacon through the Vermont MFA program, even though she and I are practically neighbors here in the northwest. Beth gave a reading from a [...]

Friend Friday

August 7th, 2018|books, reading, women, writing|

I never tire of hearing stories of book creators' road to publication. Amy O'Quinn has a great one to tell about her experience, one which began by asking a simple [...]

Friend Friday

July 20th, 2018|humor, inspiration, reading, writing|

I don't know how it is that Heather Bouwman chooses to be friends with a slacker like me-- in addition to her writing, she's a college professor, homeschooling mom AND [...]