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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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Y: Yosemite
  Y is for Yosemite, which is not only the 3rd or 4th US National Park created, it is also the name of one of the most spectacular valleys anywhere, the Yosemite Valley. And when I think of Yosemite, both Valley and mountains, I think of John Muir, and My F...
  Y is for Yosemite, which is not only the 3rd or 4th US National Park created, it is also the name of one of the most spectacular valleys anywhere, the Yosemite Valley. And when I think of Yosemite, both Valley and mou...
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V is for...Volcanoes
  I tossed this one around for a while, and the only mountain I came up with was the Vinson Massif .  Which is actually totally cool. I mean, the Vinson Massif is the high point of Antarctica, at 16,050'. It's not a technically difficult climb, aside from b...
  I tossed this one around for a while, and the only mountain I came up with was the Vinson Massif.  Which is actually totally cool. I mean, the Vinson Massif is the high point of Antarctica, at 16,050'. It's not a technic...
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T: Telescope Peak
Also Treasure Mountain, by Louis L'Amour, because I can! First, Telescope Peak. Telescope Peak is the peak that stands on the West side of Death Valley, and towers over Badwater (the lowest spot in North America). It is 11,048' high, which puts it 11,331' a...
Also Treasure Mountain, by Louis L'Amour, because I can! First, Telescope Peak. Telescope Peak is the peak that stands on the West side of Death Valley, and towers over Badwater (the lowest spot in North America). It is 11,04...
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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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Z: Zion Canyon
  Hey, it's the letter Z, and the last day of the A to Z Challenge! I have managed to post every day, and only had to fudge a little bit to make each post match its letter and/or my theme. I apologize right now for having done less well at visiting other bl...
  Hey, it's the letter Z, and the last day of the A to Z Challenge! I have managed to post every day, and only had to fudge a little bit to make each post match its letter and/or my theme. I apologize right now for havi...
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Xavier Xanthum: X Marks the Spot
  I checked our huge world atlas, and found no mountains starting with X. There are rivers in China, of course, but I don't know anything about them, so instead of doing research, I returned to my favorite space explorer, expressly invented for my first A t...
  I checked our huge world atlas, and found no mountains starting with X. There are rivers in China, of course, but I don't know anything about them, so instead of doing research, I returned to my favorite space explorer, ...
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W is for Waterless Mountain (a middle-grade Classic).
Title: Waterless Mountain Author: Laura Adams Armer Publisher: Originally published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1931, 212 pages. Winner 1932 Newbery Award Source: Library ebook Summary:  The book traces the life of Younger Brother as he grows from about age 9...
Title: Waterless Mountain Author: Laura Adams Armer Publisher: Originally published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1931, 212 pages. Winner 1932 Newbery Award Source: Library ebook Summary:  The book traces the life of Younger B...
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U: Ubehebe Crater (Flash Fiction)
U is for Ubehebe Crater. Partly just because I like to say it (pronounce all the letters: you-bee-hee-bee. Fun). Since it's Friday, it's also a Flash Fiction day, and I combined this with the Chuck Wendig weekly writing challenge --this time, to pick an ope...
U is for Ubehebe Crater. Partly just because I like to say it (pronounce all the letters: you-bee-hee-bee. Fun). Since it's Friday, it's also a Flash Fiction day, and I combined this with the Chuck Wendig weekly writing chall...
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S: Skunk Mountain
  Today's mountain is...Skunk Mountain. Because I warned you I'd talk about my own books some. The Ninja Librarian and Return to Skunk Corners (and an as-yet untitled 3rd book still being drafted) are set in the town of Skunk Corners, which sits on the side...
  Today's mountain is...Skunk Mountain. Because I warned you I'd talk about my own books some. The Ninja Librarian and Return to Skunk Corners (and an as-yet untitled 3rd book still being drafted) are set in the tow...
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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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