Friend Friday

April 20th, 2018|books, Giveaway, history, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

                  I had no idea that Duke would launch a series. It turns out if you put a dog in a book, [...]

Friend Friday

April 13th, 2018|animals, Creativity, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

It is such a pleasure to host Dan Gemeinhart today; after all, we are practically neighbors, with only a tiny mountain range separating us in Washington state. Dan and I [...]

Friend Friday

April 6th, 2018|books, inspiration, reading, writing|

Dori Hillestad Butler may have been sad to leave her Iowa home and friends but we in the Pacific Northwest have certainly been enriched by her change of address! In [...]

Friend Friday

March 30th, 2018|books, reading, writing|

Erin Dionne and I share a publisher, and a passion for writing for the middle grade reader. Her books are full of energy and humor, as is Erin! (Do go [...]

Friend Friday

March 23rd, 2018|humor, illustration, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized|

I am so honored to call Dana Sullivan a friend. His irrepressible humor and good-naturedness not only make him a great guy to be around, they make him a great [...]

Friend Friday

March 2nd, 2018|animals, books, reading, Teachers, Uncategorized, writing|

Serendipitously, Laura Purdie Salas and I were seated next to one another at a Golden Kite luncheon a few years back. Though we'd just met, I cheered loudly for her [...]

Friend Friday

July 21st, 2017|reading, writing|

I need to think of a good word for a friend that I've never met. Because that is the word I need to describe Dana Alison Levy! Her huge and [...]

Friend Friday

January 20th, 2017|inspiration, reading|

There are so many terrific people in the kid lit world, and Margie Culver is pretty near the top of my list. She has inspired me in so many ways over the [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 24th, 2015|books, reading|

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese proverb

Friend Friday

June 12th, 2015|family, reading|

How much fun to host a fellow historic fan today! Please welcome Rob Skead; I know you are going to love his inspirational story. Robert Skead Junior and Robert [...]