I Love Visiting Schools!

I Love Visiting Schools! The Standard Examiner covers a surprise author visit by Mette Ivie Harrison and me. English Teacher Extraordinaire Cassie Cox of Two Rivers High School in Ogden, UT planned to visit Fremont High School in Plain City, UT to discuss her favorite books. What a surprise when Mette and I spoke about our favorite … Continue reading

My BlogTalkRadio Interview With La Literati

My BlogTalkRadio Interview With La Literati La Literati recently interviewed little ol’ moi on BlogTalkRadio. We talk about reading, writing, being an author, and they surprise me by asking me to sing like Marilyn Monroe, like I used to do for singing telegrams back in college. Tune in to hear me humiliate myself!

Cuddly Porcupine

The other day when we were heading home after a great day of skiing and snowboarding at Powder Mountain, we happened upon this little guy. I wanted to get a picture of him. I had no idea he was going to get so close, even climbed up in my lap like a dog or cat! … Continue reading

Visiting Author Friends

Last night I got home from sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is get together with fellow authors, whether a friend from a conference or book event, or someone I’ve communicated with via social media or am a fan of, but haven’t had the honor of meeting in person. … Continue reading

Afterthoughts of a Haunted House Ghost

Anyone who knows me knows I love Halloween. I love the costumes, the parties, the horror movies played over and over on TV, the fall weather. This year, as part of a PTO fundraiser for Snowcrest Junior High, where my oldest son goes, I was invited to be a haunted house actor. So I donned the … Continue reading

The Night Jay Asher Came for Dinner

It was a chilly autumn morning, and I slept soundly under a heap of blankets. Little did I know, but Cassie Cox had been up for hours, and she’d left a message on my powered-down cell phone.I always love hearing from Cassie. She constantly finds new and remarkable ways to inspire, enlighten, and make a … Continue reading

Girls’ Night Out Book Signing @ B&N in Idaho Falls

There will be cupcakes. Need I say more? Okay, there will also be a group of amazing authors there signing books (and eating cupcakes), including Aprilynne Pike, who is celebrating the release of EARTH BOUND, Jessica Day George, Natalie Whipple, and little ol’ me, Wendy Toliver. Thursday, August 1, 2013 7 PM thru 9 PM … Continue reading

In Celebration of Anna’s Life

21 years ago my dear friend Anna Haze was born, and 2 years ago, she passed away. She was 15 when I first met her. My first YA novel had yet to be published, and she was in the hospital, fighting for her life. I had a good feeling about this passionate, sweet, generous, silly, … Continue reading