Friend Friday

December 7th, 2018|friends, humor, illustration, inspiration, Uncategorized|

It is a sheer delight to host a longtime friend, Kaelen Felix, today, along with Allistar Banks, the author of the book Kaelen illustrated. I "met" Kaelen through email years [...]

Friend Friday

November 30th, 2018|family, gratitude, inspiration, midde grade, Uncategorized, writing|

Katherine Marsh holds a dear spot in my heart for saying something incredibly encouraging to me, just at the time I truly needed to hear it. That she is generous [...]

Friend Friday

September 7th, 2018|Creativity, inspiration, midde grade, Uncategorized, writing|

Boy, howdy, am I excited about today's Friend Friday. About twelve million years ago, I wrote a fan letter to an author whose work I truly admired. And she wrote [...]

Friend Friday

June 22nd, 2018|history, Uncategorized, Young Adult|

I met Miriam McNamara when I was a visiting faculty member to the Vermont Master of Fine Arts. Her energy was infectious, something I admired in that 3 degree weather [...]

Friend Friday

June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I'm a huge fan of Shannon Hitchcock's work so when our mutual friend, Augusta Scattergood, suggested I invite Shannon to be a Friend Friday, I jumped at the chance. And [...]

Friend Friday

May 25th, 2018|Giveaway, history, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

I doubt there is a book creator in the Greater Puget Sound area (and likely beyond!) who hasn't been touched by the kind, positive and genuinely good human being, Peggy [...]

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

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 [...]