Friend Friday

November 27th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

We do get by with a little help from our friends! I am so grateful to Lesa Cline-Ransome for connecting me with today's guest, Ann E. Burg, one of her [...]

Friend Friday

November 20th, 2020|books, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

I love it when my friends help me make new friends! Thank you Dana Sullivan for connecting me with Susan Novich. And thank you Susan for sharing your book creation [...]

Friend Friday

November 13th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

If memory serves (and there's no guarantee of that these days!) I first had the pleasure of meeting the effervescent Nancy Coffelt at the Humboldt County Children's Authors Festival many [...]

Friend Friday

November 6th, 2020|books, friends, memories, women, writing|

Cameron Kelly Rosenblum drew a tough Friend Friday slot: just a few days after an unsettled (and unsettling) election. But I am grateful she is here today because I think [...]

Friend Friday

October 30th, 2020|books, fantasy, illustration, picture books, reading, women, writing|

My sweet friend Helen Ketteman and I have known each other longer than dirt's been around. In our early writing careers, we were part of a magical group called The [...]

Friend Friday

October 23rd, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

These past few months have forced me to slow down. To think things through. To practice letting go. (I was cleaning the garage and ran across my beloved Away suitcase [...]

Friend Friday

October 16th, 2020|animals, books, illustration, picture books, women|

What a joy to make the acquaintance of Jennifer Ward, a fellow bird lover. As a complete amateur, I am in awe of Jennifer's knowledge and how she shares it [...]

Friend Friday

October 9th, 2020|books, Creativity, inspiration, women, writing|

I clearly remember meeting Jennifer Jacobson on a crowded exhibition hall floor during a conference. I think we literally bumped into each other! Within minutes, I was privileged to get [...]

Friend Friday

September 11th, 2020|books, illustration, picture books, reading, women, writing|

Who offers a complete stranger a ride from the Detroit airport to nErDCamp? Anica Mrose Rissi, that's who. She's so generous, she not only gave me that ride some years [...]

Friend Friday

September 4th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

So often the first advice given to writers is "Write what you know." Fleur Bradley has a different take on that advice, which she shares below. Wandering outside her comfort [...]