Winston Writes

There’s only one thing wrong with this book. I didn’t write it. But dogs have such a hard time getting published these days. Arf-fully good job by Elise Broach and Eric Barclay (and Henry Holt).

Friend Friday

Long, long ago, I met Dian Curtis Regan when I was invited to join a group of women for a marathon critique fest prior to a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators summer conference. We named ourselves The Write Sisters and met annually for years, until life got in the way; but no geographical… Read more »

Friend Friday

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 airport to nErD Camp MI (you should go next year!). From the first hello, I felt as if I’d reconnected with an old friend. In… Read more »

Friend Friday. . on a Tuesday!

I have long admired Deborah Hopkinson’s writing and if you have ever heard her speak, she does an amazing job of giving the story behind the story of her books. If she’s ever at a conference near you, attend her session. I really love the way she gives teachers concrete ways to use her work… Read more »

Friend Friday

I love¬†history — especially about women and girls — and I love baseball so hosting Audrey Vernick today is like hitting a grand slam or being part of a triple play! I cannot wait for her to tell you about her¬†newest book, The Kid From Diamond Street, (Clarion Books). All Kinds of Truth: Researching for… Read more »