Category: Animals

March Events

As the ELEPHANT SPEAK launch date approaches, I thought I’d give everyone a run down for the month of March (so far): March 4 – KATU “Afternoon Live” appearance (to air between 2-3 pm) BOOK LAUNCH – Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland,… Continue Reading “March Events”

Barnes and Noble is On Board

Very happy to say that Barnes and Noble will carry ELEPHANT SPEAK.

Do Tell

T’other day, it were pourin’ down when the turkeys came from the woods–single-file, bunched, single-file, bunched–like one of them wire slink toys kids like to make march down the stairs. It were a miserable rain, what the olders call a “wet rain,” and by… Continue Reading “Do Tell”

Happiness is a Warm Paperback

Especially when you wrote it! Just had to share the smiling faces of my friends at Ooligan Press when they unboxed copies of ELEPHANT SPEAK the other day. I can’t speak more highly of their great team. We are exactly five weeks out from launch, and… Continue Reading “Happiness is a Warm Paperback”

Music To My Ears

For most of my life (coming up on 63 years), I’ve fallen asleep to the sound of a cat’s purr. There’s been all sorts. The barely-there purr, so faint you have to strain to listen. The gusty burr of an Evenrude outboard badly in… Continue Reading “Music To My Ears”

The Shadow Years

It’s hard on the heart, watching a pet grow old, but it’s not like I haven’t been here before. When I was a kid growing up across the span of the late 50’s-70’s, we lived in a rural area where the general consensus was… Continue Reading “The Shadow Years”

Book Launch Announcement

I’m beyond delighted to post information on the first of what I hope will be many bookstore visits as ELEPHANT SPEAK: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the Herd takes its first steps into the world. March 4 – BOOK LAUNCH at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR, 7:30… Continue Reading “Book Launch Announcement”

Appearance at Sunriver Books and Music

  After the book launch at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR on March 4, I’ll be following it up with a visit to Sunriver Books and Music in Sunriver, OR on March 7. Come and say hi!

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow

I’m proud and honored to have been chosen to present my book ELEPHANT SPEAK: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the Herd at the “7 Coming-Up Author Showcase” at the recent PNBA Tradeshow held October 6-8 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland, OR.… Continue Reading “Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow”

Going to the Elephants

When I began the first tentative work on my book ELEPHANT SPEAK: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the Herd (Ooligan Press, March 2020), I never anticipated the opportunities it would present over the course of almost five years. Yup, you read that right; five years from… Continue Reading “Going to the Elephants”