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 [...]

Friend Friday

September 1st, 2017|history, writing|

Though Teresa Funke and I have never met, a mutual friend cyber-introduced us because of our mutual passion for historical fiction. In addition to being a writer, Teresa is a [...]

Friend Friday

August 25th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I met Anica Mrose Rissi in line at a car rental counter. Okay, we had arranged to meet there, because she had kindly offered to drive me from the Detroit [...]

Friend Friday

August 18th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

It has been such a pleasure to get better acquainted with Melissa Roske, today's guest. Unfortunately, most of that acquainting has been through social media; I know our paths will [...]

Friend Friday

August 11th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

I am tickled pink to host Tom Brenner today. We first met at the Western Washington SCBWI Great Critique. The manuscript he shared -- And Then Comes Halloween -- was [...]

Friend Friday

August 4th, 2017|inspiration, writing|

So excited to host my brand-new #nErDCampMI friend, Bridget Hodder, today. She graciously stepped in to help when another nErDCamp Jr. presenter needed to leave early, with grace and humor. She's [...]

Friend Friday

July 28th, 2017|research, writing|

What a treat to host Katie Slivensky today. I cannot wait to read her debut novel, The Countdown Conspiracy (HarperCollins Children’s). She combines her love of science with her love [...]

Friend Friday

July 21st, 2017|reading, writing|

I need to think of a good word for a friend that I've never met. Because that is the word I need to describe Dana Alison Levy! Her huge and [...]