Friend Friday

January 12th, 2018|Creativity, writing|

By reading Kerri Kokias' engaging website (check it out here), I discovered that she has held many jobs, from nanny to ice cream server to social science researcher. For the [...]

Friend Friday

January 5th, 2018|poetry, writing|

I am so pleased to start the New Year of Friend Friday with a brand-new friend, David Jacobson, who shares my interest in things Japanese. Are You an Echo?, narrative [...]

Friend Friday

December 29th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

The kind-hearted and patient Sarah Aronson is my guest today. "Kind-hearted" is evident if you've spent five minutes with her or with her books; "patient" refers to the fact that [...]

Friend Friday

December 15th, 2017|history, writing|

Not only am I delighted to shine the spotlight on Jeannie Mobley's new book, I am insanely jealous of its title! It cries out "read me," so it's moved to [...]

Friend Friday

December 1st, 2017|animals, writing|

To say I am grateful to count Brenda Guiberson as a friend is an understatement. Brenda has been a mentor and confident and encourager for me for a long, long [...]

Friend Friday

November 24th, 2017|writing, Young Adult|

Today's guest is a friend by association: Janet McLaughlin is pals with my dear friend, Augusta Scattergood and when Augusta shared with me about Janet's new book, I knew I [...]

Friend Friday

November 17th, 2017|friends, writing|

It's such a pleasure to host Nancy J. Cavanaugh today; as she shares in her post, we were first cyber friends and then, one day, I was doing a book [...]

Friend Friday

November 10th, 2017|animals, writing|

"Friend" doesn't even begin to describe the dear Ann Whitford Paul. She opened her heart (and home!) to a newbie writer, eons ago, and I have adored her ever since. [...]

Friend Friday

November 3rd, 2017|animals, writing|

Today's guest, Kim Griswell, and I share a six-degrees of separation kind of thing. Though we've never met, she was in a critique group for years with my dear friend [...]

Friend Friday

October 27th, 2017|friends, writing|

Holly Niner and I met at the Kentucky Book Festival eons ago. We immediately bonded (I even conned her into staying over an extra night) and have rooted for each [...]