Friend Friday

April 26th, 2019|books, illustration, picture books, reading, women, writing|

I love learning new things and I've found children's books a rich resource for providing glimpses into times, places and people I hadn't been previously aware of. Today, Friend Friday [...]

Friend Friday

April 12th, 2019|books, history, women, writing, Young Adult|

It's so lovely to be able to host the warm and generous Maureen McQuerry today. Once upon a time, when I was a newbie writer at my first conference, a [...]

Friend Friday

March 8th, 2019|books, history, picture books, women|

What a treat it is to host Lori Mortensen today, in celebration of her latest picture book, Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell [...]

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

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

February 9th, 2018|women, writing|

  Please help me welcome today's friend, Annette Bay Pimentel and her brand new book Girl Running (Nancy Paulsen Books), illustrated by Micha Archer, which was just published on Tuesday! [...]

Friend Friday

October 13th, 2017|women, writing|

Kelly Jones is one versatile writer. I first met her through her charming debut novel Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Now she takes us back in time with [...]

Friend Friday

October 7th, 2016|women, writing|

Though I have yet to meet Alexandra Diaz in person, she is in a critique group with my dear, dear writing friend, Mary Nethery, so we have a strong bond. [...]

Throwback Thursday

August 18th, 2016|history, women|

Audacity was 11 in 1910. But had she been 21, she still wouldn't have been able to vote for President Taft, or any other candidate, due to being female (unless she lived [...]

Throwback Thursday

January 27th, 2016|history, women|

When the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) was started in 1942, the military trained male pilots from scratch, but not the female civilian volunteers. Without that military support, interested young women [...]