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 [...]

Friend Friday

October 9th, 2015|books, women|

It is my great delight to host Paddy Eger today. She was a student of mine years ago with a powerful historical fiction manuscript. I knew her words would find [...]

Friend Friday

September 4th, 2015|environment, Uncategorized, women|

This is the second time I've had the privilege of hosting Ana Maria Spagna here to celebrate a new book. When she is not wearing her writing hat, Ana Maria [...]

Friend Friday

July 17th, 2015|women, writing|

Sometimes I'm bummed by my Friend Fridays -- I host folks I really, really want to meet in real space and time but haven't yet. That's how I feel about [...]