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, [...]

Friend Friday

November 11th, 2016|Creativity, writing|

Please welcome Robert Wilder today and help me celebrate his new book, Nickel (Leaf Storm Press), with its can't miss cover! Robert Wilder When I handed an early [...]

Friend Friday

October 28th, 2016|inspiration, writing|

I have a passion for chapter books -- they were the first of my stories to be published. They're little soap operas for the primary grade set, relying on action [...]

Friend Friday

October 21st, 2016|friends, writing|

I am so very lucky to count among my friends some of the most talented, generous and kind people in the kidlit world. In the past month or so, I [...]