Category: Writing

Best. Day. Ever.

There’s something very special when you receive a package, open it, and find this inside: Official birthday: March 3, 2020. Order yours today through your favorite independent bookstore. Thank you.

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”

G-L-O-R-I-A

I don’t listen to music while I write, mostly because it distracts me. Let a song come on that I know and like, and my head veers away from the work like a train shunted onto a different track. I prefer things quiet, the… Continue Reading “G-L-O-R-I-A”

Red Letter Day

It wasn’t my intention to be absent from this blog for so long, but I was waylaid by a vestibular migraine, something I’ve experienced most of my life, but was actually diagnosed last April. For those who don’t know (and who would, unless they… Continue Reading “Red Letter Day”

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”

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!

Shared from the Authors Guild

The Authors Guild is thrilled to report that the House of Representatives passed the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) by an overwhelming vote of 410-6! We thank our many members who supported the CASE Act and wrote letters and made phone calls to their representatives… Continue Reading “Shared from the Authors Guild”

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”

Me & My Big Mouth

Remember some time back when I mentioned how much I love editing? Yeah, that time. If I ever say it again, remind me that I need to keep my trap closed and not taunt the Powers That Be. I’m only partly serious. I still… Continue Reading “Me & My Big Mouth”