Come join me at The Writing Barn!


August 11, 6 pm CT, hosted by The Writing Barn
Get Inspired, and Then Get Going: The Motivating Magic of Craft & Creativity Podcasts
Join author Angele McQuade for a curated tour of some of her current favorite podcasts on creativity, writing/illustrating for kids, the publishing industry in general, and the business side of being a creator. With so many choices to explore, you’re sure to discover new favorites of your own for an instant flash of inspiration and creative joy.

Plus presentations by fellow writers Anne Wynter on anthropomorphism in picture books and Violet Charleston on subversive picture books!

#LoveIsEverywhere – the beginning

Photo credit: Angele McQuade

Someone asked me the other day when and how I first started posting my #LoveIsEverywhere hearts, and I honestly couldn’t remember. I just looked back through the archives here, and I believe this may have been the first one, way back in November of 2014.

During these past two and a half weeks I’ve been in California shepherding my father through his final week at home and now mourning his loss/celebrating his life, so many of you have sent your own examples of #LoveIsEverywhere to me publicly and privately. Since words can barely express say how very much my family and I appreciate your love and support, today seems like the perfect time to revisit how it all began. Thank you, and know that I love you all, too.

From November 2014:

I see hearts in unexpected places all the time as I go about my day, and they always remind me that love is everywhere. Sharing some of these hearts here with you is one of the many ways I aim to send love right back out into the world as often as I can.

Found this hidden symbol of love while slicing apples for my own love’s lunch, and that got me looking for love everywhere. Stay tuned for more!