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Middel Grade review becomes something else
My intention was to make today's post a review of the middle grade historical/western/mystery, P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, by Caroline Lawrence (the book also seems to have some listings as "The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse," for reasons I have...
My intention was to make today's post a review of the middle grade historical/western/mystery, P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, by Caroline Lawrence (the book also seems to have some listings as "The Case of the Good-Loo...
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Friday Flash: Occupational Hazards
This week's Wendig Challenge was simple: write a car chase. That's it. Any genre, however you want to do it, as long as the whole point of the story is a car chase. Naturally, I didn't do it the usual way. He gave us 2000 words; I was merciful and stopped a...
This week's Wendig Challenge was simple: write a car chase. That's it. Any genre, however you want to do it, as long as the whole point of the story is a car chase. Naturally, I didn't do it the usual way. He gave us 2000 wor...
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Middle Grade Classic: The Enchanted Castle
Wrong cover, as so often happens with library books, but I couldn't find an image for the edition I read. Title: The Enchanted Castle Author: E. Nesbit (Edith Nesbit) Publisher: E.P Dutton & Sons, 1963, for the Illustrated Children's Classics Series. Origin...
Wrong cover, as so often happens with library books, but I couldn't find an image for the edition I read. Title: The Enchanted Castle Author: E. Nesbit (Edith Nesbit) Publisher: E.P Dutton & Sons, 1963, for the Illustrated Ch...
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Photo Essay: Eureka Dunes
We were fortunate this year to be able to spend our spring break in Death Valley National Park, among other places. I thought I'd share some of the photos and a bit of history and geography. Death Valley National Monument was created in 1933. In 1994, the M...
We were fortunate this year to be able to spend our spring break in Death Valley National Park, among other places. I thought I'd share some of the photos and a bit of history and geography. Death Valley National Monument was...
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Non-fiction Review: White Water Landings
  Title:   White Water Landings Author: Geoffrey Pett with JM Pett Publisher: Princelings Publications, 2015. 224 pages. Source: Purchase Summary:  This memoir, narrated by Geoffrey Pett and edited by his daughter, JM Pett, takes us to Africa between the wa...
  Title:  White Water Landings Author: Geoffrey Pett with JM Pett Publisher: Princelings Publications, 2015. 224 pages. Source: Purchase Summary:  This memoir, narrated by Geoffrey Pett and edited by his daughter, J...
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Mystery Monday: Double Duplicity
Today's review is part of a Great Escapes Blog tour. I received an electronic review copy, but the opinions expressed in my review are purely my own. Title: Double Duplicity Author: Paty Jager Publisher: Windtree Press, 2015, 171 pages. Source: Review copy ...
Today's review is part of a Great Escapes Blog tour. I received an electronic review copy, but the opinions expressed in my review are purely my own. Title: Double Duplicity Author: Paty Jager Publisher: Windtree Press, 2015,...
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Memorial Day
In honor of Memorial Day, our national day to remember and honor those who have died in our nation's wars (whatever we may think of the wars, let us honor those who gave everything for our country), this blog is not posting the scheduled review. The Ninja L...
In honor of Memorial Day, our national day to remember and honor those who have died in our nation's wars (whatever we may think of the wars, let us honor those who gave everything for our country), this blog is not posting t...
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Middle Grade Review: Penderwicks in Spring
  Title: The Penderwicks in Spring Author:  Jeanne Birdsall Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. 339 pages. Source:   Library Publisher's Summary: Springtime is finally
arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each
member of the family...
  Title: The Penderwicks in Spring Author:  Jeanne Birdsall Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. 339 pages. Source:   Library Publisher's Summary: Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprise...
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Friday Flash: Man or Superman?
This week's Wendig Challenge was another genre mashup . I rolled a couple of times (sorry, I am NOT doing any kind of erotica, unless maybe it's about plants breeding...), and got "superhero" and "time travel." Now, it would be easy to make a superhero who ...
This week's Wendig Challenge was another genre mashup. I rolled a couple of times (sorry, I am NOT doing any kind of erotica, unless maybe it's about plants breeding...), and got "superhero" and "time travel." Now, it would b...
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Friday Flash Fiction: Whither the Garbage Cans?
Though as you know I usually get my flash fiction prompts from Chuck Wendig, I didn't care for this week's challenge. So instead I got my story starter  from Jemima Pett, who sent me the opening line (I changed it a little). Just a hair under 1000 words, an...
Though as you know I usually get my flash fiction prompts from Chuck Wendig, I didn't care for this week's challenge. So instead I got my story starter  from Jemima Pett, who sent me the opening line (I changed it a little). ...
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A to Z Reflections
Well, April is over. I survived the A to Z Challenge (and I trust you did too, Dear Reader). Time for the Reflections post, wherein we consider what and how we did. First, I managed to do all 26 posts. Only a couple were written at the last minute, so I thi...
Well, April is over. I survived the A to Z Challenge (and I trust you did too, Dear Reader). Time for the Reflections post, wherein we consider what and how we did. First, I managed to do all 26 posts. Only a couple were writ...
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Mystery Review: Bitter Creek, by Peter Bowen
I didn't expect to be posting on May 1, and if I did I suppose it ought to be a bit of fiction (did that on Tuesday).  I had a number of requests for reviews in early May, and I couldn't pass up this one when it was offered. Since the book's release date wa...
I didn't expect to be posting on May 1, and if I did I suppose it ought to be a bit of fiction (did that on Tuesday).  I had a number of requests for reviews in early May, and I couldn't pass up this one when it was offered. ...
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Writer, hiker, desperately fighting off middle age with a bike and a swimming pool.
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I grew up on Vashon Island in Washington State, and have lived in California since 1991.
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Have published two books, The Ninja Librarian and Return to Skunk Corners. The third and fourth books will be out within the year. And I have two teenaged sons and a spouse and survived a month-long road trip with all three last summer.
Education
  • Vashon Island High School
    1977 - 1981
  • Whiworth College (now University)
    English, 1981 - 1985
    BA with major in English, minor in Music, with coursework in elementary ed.
  • University of Washington
    English, 1987 - 1988
    MA in English
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    English, 1991 - 1995
    PhD., with dissertation on the Middle English Romance.
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