Monday Musings

November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I had such a lovely time in the CyFair school district this past week. The students were prepared and engaged, some asking me questions that really kept me on my [...]

Friend Friday

September 29th, 2017|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

There are so many kind and generous people in the kidlit community, and I would say Caroline Starr Rose is near the top of the list. She is so self-effacing [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never write.” Nikki Giovanni

Friend Friday

June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

I first "met" Jane Kurtz through her beautiful River Wild. Some years later, I was lucky enough to meet her person and embrace her as a true friend. I am so [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many times, what people call ‘writer’s block’ is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but their writing skill is not up to the task of [...]

Friend Friday

June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You faithful followers know that Friday is *the* day to celebrate friend's new books around here.   Except when I mess up because of a book deadline and a move. [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence [...]

Friend Friday

June 9th, 2017|animals, family, Uncategorized|

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry ride to the west away. She is a gracious hostess, [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a [...]

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers

May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.” Toni Morrison