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 [...]

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 [...]