Friend Friday

April 23rd, 2021|books, history, inspiration, Uncategorized, women, writing|

Little did I know that, when my then-sixth-grade daughter introduced me to Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy, my path would intertwine with Karen’s in lovely ways. (Exciting news: Lena Dunham is [...]

Taking the Plunge

April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Something a bit different today at Friend Friday -- a message from me! Each week, I use this space to shine the spotlight on a fellow book creator's work. Some of [...]

Friend Friday

January 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

I have been blessed to have been embraced into the classrooms and hearts of so many teachers, including the amazing Katy Van Aken. Katy (who lives in Indiana) emailed me [...]

Friend Friday

May 8th, 2020|books, family, friends, inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

What fun it is to host my lovely friend Jennifer K. Man today in celebration of her newest picture book, The Camping Trip, (Candlewick Press). There is something so dear [...]

Friend Friday

January 31st, 2020|animals, friends, humor, illustration, midde grade, Uncategorized|

My friend Dana Sullivan has a huge imagination and a huge sense of humor. And he is terrific about supporting other book creators. So it gives me great pleasure to [...]

Friend Friday

January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Christmas surprise from my husband When I opened my gifts on Christmas day, I found this beautiful bracelet wrapped in a small silver box. My husband had ordered it from [...]

Friend Friday

December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Nadine Poper There’s nothing fishy about Nadine Poper’s newest book, Randall and Randall (Blue Whale Press)! This wonderful picture book (with its starred review!) explores symbiotic relationships in the sea...with [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Before there were books we read each other.” -Lisa Cron

Wednesday Wisdom

December 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Before there were books we read each other.” -Lisa Cron

Wednesday Wisdom

December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“I was not rescued by a prince, I was the administrator of my own rescue.” Elizabeth Gilbert