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 [...]

Friend Friday

October 20th, 2017|humor, writing|

Long, long ago, I met Dian Curtis Regan when I was invited to join a group of women for a marathon critique fest prior to a Society of Children's Book [...]

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

September 29th, 2017|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

There are so many kind and generous people in the kidlit community, and I would say Caroline Starr Rose is near the top of the list. She is so self-effacing [...]

Friend Friday

September 22nd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

Today the spotlight shines on Jenny Lundquist, who recently shared with me that she'd been in the audience when I keynoted at an SCBWI conference in Davis, CA. Jenny wrote, "I [...]

Friend Friday

September 15th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Friendships seem even more precious these days, in the face of challenges, large and small. I am grateful each week for the way this feature on my blog brings me [...]

Friend Friday

September 8th, 2017|animals, writing|

How could I not be friends with Kristin O'Donnell Tubb when she clearly loves dogs as much as I do? And how can you not want to immediately dive in [...]