Friend Friday

After being a fan for years, I had the pleasure of meeting — and sharing a VRBO with!– Marissa Moss at the Texas Library Association Conference this past spring. I suspect if you looked up “prolific” in the dictionary, you’d find an image of Marissa. She has been hard at the work of being a… Read more »

Friend Friday

Who doesn’t love old favorites dressed up in fresh new ways? No one! That’s why it’s such a treat to host B.J. Lee today in celebration of her picture book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth (Pelican Press), illustrated by David Opie. This romp of a story is even made funnier by… Read more »

Friend Friday

This summer, I participated in the International Literacy Association (ILA) conference, which was a fabulous experience. Topping the list of highlights was meeting three authors, all of whom graciously agreed to be my Friend Friday: Juana Martinez-Neal, Adib Khorram and today’s guest, Nancy Churnin. Nancy and I happened to share a table at the luncheon… Read more »

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

  Please help me welcome today’s friend, Annette Bay Pimentel and her brand new book Girl Running (Nancy Paulsen Books), illustrated by Micha Archer, which was just published on Tuesday! Annette lives and writes in Moscow, Idaho. She is the author of Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped… Read more »

Friend Friday

The kind-hearted and patient Sarah Aronson is my guest today. “Kind-hearted” is evident if you’ve spent five minutes with her or with her books; “patient” refers to the fact that I promised to host her months ago and completely spaced out on that promise! Luckily, Sarah is not only gracious but flexible and so I… Read more »

Friend Friday

I “met” Jamie Hogan through a (then) correspondence course through the Institute of Children’s Literature. I was technically her instructor, but mostly I tried to get out of a very talented person’s way. I was thrilled a few years back when Jamie was serendipitously paired with another dear friend, Susan Blackaby, for a charming collection… Read more »

Friend Friday

“Friend” doesn’t even begin to describe the dear Ann Whitford Paul. She opened her heart (and home!) to a newbie writer, eons ago, and I have adored her ever since. As far as I am concerned, she is the queen of the picture book format (make sure you check out her craft book, Writing Picture… Read more »

Friend Friday

Today’s guest, Kim Griswell, and I share a six-degrees of separation kind of thing. Though we’ve never met, she was in a critique group for years with my dear friend and writing partner, Mary Nethery. And any friend of Mary’s is a good buddy of mine. I am so delighted to host Kim to celebrate┬áRufus… Read more »

Friend Friday

Holly Niner and I met at the Kentucky Book Festival eons ago. We immediately bonded (I even conned her into staying over an extra night) and have rooted for each other from afar ever since. I’m so pleased to host her today in celebration of her latest books, The Day I Ran Away, and No… Read more »