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Photo Monday: East Mojave National Preserve
 Since my story from the last two weeks ( here and here ) landed in the East Mojave among the Joshua Trees, I was inspired to do a post on that area, one I love and hope to be visiting in a few weeks. The national parks get all the press--who hasn't heard o...
 Since my story from the last two weeks (here and here) landed in the East Mojave among the Joshua Trees, I was inspired to do a post on that area, one I love and hope to be visiting in a few weeks. The national parks get all...
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Review: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
Title: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse Author: Robert Rankin Publisher: Gollancz/ Orion Publishing Co. 2002.  342 pages. Source: Library Summary: (going with the publisher's summary here. This one's a little hard to sum up!). Once upon a time...
Title: The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse Author: Robert Rankin Publisher: Gollancz/ Orion Publishing Co. 2002.  342 pages. Source: Library Summary: (going with the publisher's summary here. This one's a little ha...
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Friday Flash: Genre Mash-up, Part I
NopeI'm still doing my own thing for my flash fiction prompts, and this week I pulled up a sub-genre mash-up that really caught my fancy. The lists gave me "sword & sorcery" and "wild west," and the story just started to come. And come. And come. I'm afraid...
NopeI'm still doing my own thing for my flash fiction prompts, and this week I pulled up a sub-genre mash-up that really caught my fancy. The lists gave me "sword & sorcery" and "wild west," and the story just started to come...
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Photo Monday: Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Our recent rain (something rare enough here this winter to cause rumination) made me think about another wet February weekend, when we went out to camp at Pt. Reyes National Seashore. We have actually done that a few times, and many dayhikes there, as well ...
Our recent rain (something rare enough here this winter to cause rumination) made me think about another wet February weekend, when we went out to camp at Pt. Reyes National Seashore. We have actually done that a few times, a...
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Middle Grade Review; P. K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows
Title: P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows  (The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries #3) Author: Caroline Lawrence; narrated by Tara Sands Publisher: Listening Library, 2014.  Originally published by Orion Childrens, 2013. 192 pages. Source: Library Publishe...
Title: P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows  (The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries #3) Author: Caroline Lawrence; narrated by Tara Sands Publisher: Listening Library, 2014.  Originally published by Orion Childrens, 2013. 192...
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Friday Flash Fiction: Utopian/Heist mashup
It's Friday (or nearly), and time for another Chuck Wendig Challenge . This week was a favorite, the subgenre mashup, and the roll of the dice got me "Utopian Heist/Caper" which was good, since I more or less know what they are (though I totally would like ...
It's Friday (or nearly), and time for another Chuck Wendig Challenge. This week was a favorite, the subgenre mashup, and the roll of the dice got me "Utopian Heist/Caper" which was good, since I more or less know what they ar...
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Friday Fiction: Swords of the Desert, Part II
Four kids from another world have landed themselves in the Mojave desert, just in time to be caught up in Jake Stone's troubles. Read the beginning of the story here ; this really is just a single story divided in two. I got really carried away with this on...
Four kids from another world have landed themselves in the Mojave desert, just in time to be caught up in Jake Stone's troubles. Read the beginning of the story here; this really is just a single story divided in two. I got r...
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Interview today...
Today I'm appearing on "A Voice Above the Crowd," the blog of audio artist Karen Commins.  Drop over and say hi, read the interview, and leave a comment or question!  http://blog.karencommins.com/?p=3650
Today I'm appearing on "A Voice Above the Crowd," the blog of audio artist Karen Commins.  Drop over and say hi, read the interview, and leave a comment or question!  http://blog.karencommins.com/?p=3650
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Middle Grade Review: Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan
Title: Fly Away Author: Patricia MacLachlan Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014.  44 pages. Source: Library ebook Summary:  Lucy is the only one in her family who doesn't sing. Even her baby brother, who can't yet talk, sings to her at night when t...
Title: Fly Away Author: Patricia MacLachlan Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014.  44 pages. Source: Library ebook Summary:  Lucy is the only one in her family who doesn't sing. Even her baby brother, who can't yet ta...
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Friday Flash Fiction: The Gods' Own Keeper
I've been rummaging in past writing challenges for a starter for this week's flash, and I came up with a random title selection that looked good to me. Since Chuck is doing a 4-week round-robin challenge, and I didn't feel like participating, I'll be coming...
I've been rummaging in past writing challenges for a starter for this week's flash, and I came up with a random title selection that looked good to me. Since Chuck is doing a 4-week round-robin challenge, and I didn't feel li...
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Mystery Monday: A Fatal Grace, By Louise Penny
Title: A Fatal Grace Author: Louise Penny Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. 314 pages. Source: Library Summary: In the second Three Pines Mystery (see review of the first, Still Life , here ), Inspector Gamache of the Surete de Quebec is back in the t...
Title: A Fatal Grace Author: Louise Penny Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. 314 pages. Source: Library Summary: In the second Three Pines Mystery (see review of the first, Still Life, here), Inspector Gamache of the Sur...
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Middle Grade Classic: The Black Arrow
Title: The Black Arrow Author: Robert Louis Stevenson. Narrated by Ron Keith. Publisher: Originally published 1883 as a serial. Audio book, Prince Frederick, MD, Recorded Book, 2003. Source: One-click library Summary: Set in the 1450s, during the War of the...
Title: The Black Arrow Author: Robert Louis Stevenson. Narrated by Ron Keith. Publisher: Originally published 1883 as a serial. Audio book, Prince Frederick, MD, Recorded Book, 2003. Source: One-click library Summary: Set in ...
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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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