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 [...]

Friend Friday

June 1st, 2018|history, inspiration, writing|

It was Dave Patneaude's son who introduced us, eons ago. I'd been a judge for the PTA Reflections contest and selected Jeff's story to move on to the next level [...]

Friend Friday

May 25th, 2018|Giveaway, history, inspiration, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

I doubt there is a book creator in the Greater Puget Sound area (and likely beyond!) who hasn't been touched by the kind, positive and genuinely good human being, Peggy [...]

Friend Friday

May 18th, 2018|books, reading, writing|

Teresa Funke is a long-time friend of this blog and a fellow historical fiction fanatic; as she mentions below, we have both spent time telling home front WWII stories.  After [...]

Friend Friday

May 11th, 2018|history, reading, writing|

Many years ago, I read Carolyn See's book, Making a Literary Life. There was much to love about this book but what has really stuck with me is her advice [...]

Friend Friday

April 27th, 2018|books, family, inspiration, reading, writing|

A huge admirer from afar, I had the great fortune of meeting Elly Swartz at nErDCampMI last summer. Despite the fact that she likes Twizzlers (this red licorice fan shudders [...]

Friend Friday

April 20th, 2018|books, Giveaway, history, reading, Uncategorized, writing|

                  I had no idea that Duke would launch a series. It turns out if you put a dog in a book, [...]