Friend Friday

Please join me in welcoming Christina Diaz Gonzalez, whose fast paced, Moving Target, kept me turning pages well past bedtime! And good news: there’s a sequel coming! I firmly believe that you should write the story you (or a you as a child) would love to read. That’s why I like to write about strong,… Read more »

Butterfly Sisters

A year (or so– time flies), three amazing women gathered at the Larson beach house near the Canadian border. Augusta and Barbara and I knew each other; Susan and I knew each other. But none of us had been roomies before. It worked out smashingly. Not only did we laugh, eat well, collect beach treasures and… Read more »

Friend Friday

It’s an honor to host Wendy Shang today; I loved her latest book, How Home Looks Now. We got connected through our mutual editor and though we have yet to meet in real time and space, I know we would click. I mean, she’s a fabulous writer and she loves baseball! What else is there… Read more »

Friend Friday

This is the second time I’ve hosted Caroline Starr Rose at my blog, and I certainly hope it’s not the last. She writes from her heart, whether it’s about a dyslexic girl on the prairie or two unlikely friends in colonial America or a beautiful but endangered environment, as with her newest book, Over in… Read more »

Friend Friday

What a pleasure it is to host Cynthia Kennedy Henzel today! We met some time back, at an SCBWI conference in Arizona, when this book was but a gleam in her brain’s eye. (I might be exaggerating a tiny bit here.) In the short years since, she has not only polished this manuscript, it is… Read more »

Friend Friday

So many times, I’ve hosted people on Friend Friday but have never met them. I did get to meet today’s guest at a terrific SCBWI conference in Sacramento at the beginning of May. In fact, I was given the opportunity to critique a new manuscript of hers! And since Elizabeth Varadan and I share a… Read more »

Throwback Thursday

I’ve just finished reading Wendy Wan-Long Shang’s newest book, The Way Home Looks Now. Two thumbs up! It’s a story with lots of heart, sadness, hope and baseball. One of the plot points has got me reflecting on my growing up. As a terrible athlete, I never personally felt the pinch of those days before… Read more »

Friend Friday

What a great Friend Friday this is! Not only do I get the honor of hosting Elana K. Arnold, I get to giveaway TWO copies of her book, The Question of Miracles. All you have to do is leave a comment below or tweet about this post (earn extra brownie points by doing both!).  … Read more »