Friend Friday

Hope. What a sweet and delicious concept. Frankly in the past two years, I’ve needed more than a drop of it. So when I was invited to read Keith Calabrese’s manuscript, upon hearing the title, I immediately accepted that invitation. One of the drawbacks of being a writer (sadly, Dear Reader, there are one or… Read more »

Friend Friday

I was thrilled when Donna Gephart agreed to share a bit of the process of writing her newest book, In Your Shoes (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) and even more delighted when I learned that even a terrific writer like Donna sometimes throws gutter balls in the creation process. And this introduction to her extremely… Read more »

Friend Friday

Katherine Marsh holds a dear spot in my heart for saying something incredibly encouraging to me, just at the time I truly needed to hear it. That she is generous and kind-hearted is not a surprise to anyone who has read her books. Once again, Katherine is being incredibly generous with Friend Friday readers. Though… Read more »

Friend Friday

I had the lovely fortune to be seated next to Kevin Scott at the Inside Story, sponsored by SCBWI Western Washington, hosted by The┬áNeverending Bookshop, at the Bellevue (WA) Public Library this past spring (if you are a local teacher, librarian or bookseller, you need to attend this event!). I was so touched by Kevin’s… Read more »

Friend Friday

Boy, howdy, am I excited about today’s Friend Friday. About twelve million years ago, I wrote a fan letter to an author whose work I truly admired. And she wrote back! To steal a line from Casablanca, that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Just because I can now count Barbara O’Connor as a… Read more »