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 [...]

Friend Friday

July 10th, 2015|women, writing|

Today's Friend Friday guest met me long before any of my published books were more than a gleam in my eye. She is one of the first professional writers I ever [...]

Friend Friday

July 3rd, 2015|history, women|

What a pleasure it is to host Cynthia Kennedy Henzel today! We met some time back, at an SCBWI conference in Arizona, when this book was but a gleam in [...]

Friend Friday

June 5th, 2015|history, women|

Anyone with a passion for getting history right is my friend, and Gail Jarrow falls in that category. I am honored to host her today, in celebration of her newest [...]

Throwback Thursday

May 22nd, 2015|books, women|

I've just finished reading Wendy Wan-Long Shang's newest book, The Way Home Looks Now. Two thumbs up! It's a story with lots of heart, sadness, hope and baseball. One of [...]

I Am So Over Writing About Strong Girls*

April 23rd, 2015|women, writing|

From this day forward, I am never going to write about strong female characters again. Even though I consider myself a feminist, a dear friend recently pointed out an insidiously [...]

Friend Friday

April 17th, 2015|women, writing|

What a pleasure and an honor to host Martha Brockenbrough on the blog today! An incredibly accomplished writer, along with being the founder of National Grammar Day, she's probably one of the [...]

Throwback Thursday

March 26th, 2015|history, women|

I've been immersed in WWII for research for the new book, mostly home front stories, but I came across an amazing slice of history that happened 72 years ago today. [...]