Friend Friday

May 26th, 2017|history, writing|

I have so many book creator friends, including the brave, resilient and funny Laurel Snyder. Today she is sharing a bit about her newest book, Orphan Island (HarperCollins ). *ahem* [...]

Friend Friday

May 19th, 2017|history, writing|

Tracey Baptiste looks sweet and innocent but she can write one heck of a creepy story, as her first book, The Jumbies, proved. Now, she's back with a sequel, Rise [...]

Friend Friday on a Tuesday

May 16th, 2017|animals, writing|

The only problem with having so many writing friends is that there are not near enough Fridays for hosting them on my blog. What to do? Celebrate on a Tuesday, [...]

Friend Friday

May 12th, 2017|Giveaway, writing|

Carol Baldwin is a huge supporter of children's literature, which makes her a dear, dear friend of mine! I adore people who do their utmost to help shine the spotlight [...]

Friend Friday

May 5th, 2017|history, Uncategorized, writing|

I am so pleased to host Dorinda Nicholson today for Friend Friday! I am a huge fan of hers, going back to my first encounter with her work in Pearl [...]

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, [...]