Friend Friday

August 24th, 2018|books, Creativity, Giveaway, reading, writing|

I met Barb Kerley through my writing partner, Mary Nethery. The two of them were in a critique group together and when I had the opportunity to attend the Humboldt [...]

Winston Writes

August 15th, 2018|animals, writing|

She gets all the credit but I do all the hard work, digging through old newspapers and archives. I guess that's why I'm this writer's best friend. But it doesn't [...]

Winston Writes

August 8th, 2018|animals, writing|

This is my face when my writer asks my opinion about her first draft. I know honesty is the best paw-licy. But honesty may impact how many treats I get. [...]

Friend Friday

August 7th, 2018|books, reading, women, writing|

I never tire of hearing stories of book creators' road to publication. Amy O'Quinn has a great one to tell about her experience, one which began by asking a simple [...]

Friend Friday

July 27th, 2018|books, friends, writing|

Emily Whitman is in the house! We both had sand between our toes the first time we met, at a now-defunct writing retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon. Then, that retreat [...]

Friend Friday

July 20th, 2018|humor, inspiration, reading, writing|

I don't know how it is that Heather Bouwman chooses to be friends with a slacker like me-- in addition to her writing, she's a college professor, homeschooling mom AND [...]

Friend Friday

July 13th, 2018|environment, inspiration, research, writing|

Jo Hackl was born and raised in Mississippi, now lives in South Carolina and is the embodiment of southern hospitality. Once, while attending a reading association conference in South Carolina, [...]

Friend Friday

July 6th, 2018|books, reading, writing, Young Adult|

Melissa Ostrom   I discovered romance in a nursing home. The Warner Home, the facility was called. I was fifteen years old, and every Saturday and Sunday, from [...]

Friend Friday

July 1st, 2018|books, history, inspiration, reading, writing|

My darling friend and Butterfly Sister Augusta Scattergood (Making Friends with Billy Wong) suggested I ask her friend Rob Sanders to be part of Friend Friday. Of course I said [...]

Friend Friday

June 15th, 2018|books, history, inspiration, reading, writing|

Today's Friend Friday guest, Frances Wood, and I bonded over birds. I am an amateur (VERY!) birdwatcher and, after meeting one another at the now-defunct Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Frances [...]