Friend Friday

April 21st, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am delighted to host Joanne O'Sullivan today, whom I recently met at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference, and then got to share lunch with in Asheville, [...]

Friend Friday

April 14th, 2017|humor, writing|

Mark Twain wrote in his biography that "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." But writing funny can be a challenge as today's Friday friend, Lisa Papademetriou, shares in her essay below. It's [...]

Friend Friday

March 31st, 2017|Creativity, writing|

I met Paddy Eger when she attended a writing seminar I used to offer in my home, ten years or so ago. Paddy is definitely a good writer and, almost [...]

Friend Friday

March 3rd, 2017|inspiration, writing|

This Friday Feature is near and dear to me; it's such fun to shine the spotlight on my fellow writers' new books. It is especially rewarding to shine the spotlight [...]

Friend Friday

February 24th, 2017|history, writing|

Even though we are practically neighbors, J. Anderson Coats and I are still only cyber friends. I hope that changes soon! I love that she writes YA and middle grade, [...]

Friend Friday

February 17th, 2017|books, writing|

Okay, when I tell you that Dave Patneaude is a friend, that is a serious understatement. He and I have been in critique groups together off and on for years. [...]

Friend Friday

February 3rd, 2017|family, writing|

At one point in our careers, Sundee Frazier and I shared an editor who suggested we meet. Our coffee shop visit flew by and, even though I don't see Sundee [...]

Friend Friday

January 6th, 2017|Creativity, writing|

What an honor to host H.M. Bouwman today! Her book, A Crack in the Sea, (G.P. Putnam and Sons Books for Young Readers) just came out on Tuesday, and it is [...]

Friend Friday

December 16th, 2016|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

If you follow Friend Friday, you know I usually use this feature to celebrate writers; for most of this month, however, I am celebrating readers. And 2016 will end with [...]

Friend Friday

November 18th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

The first time I met Lynn Brunelle, she asked for ground pepper. A whole dish of it! And our host was happy to provide it because we were dining al fresco, [...]