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Photo Friday: Petrified Forest National Park
In June, we did a road trip out to Colorado, then back to LA via Mesa Verde and northern Arizona. I'll get to Mesa Verde eventually, and to Sequoia NP where we spent 5 days backpacking, but first I want to share a place many haven't heard of: Petrified Fore...
In June, we did a road trip out to Colorado, then back to LA via Mesa Verde and northern Arizona. I'll get to Mesa Verde eventually, and to Sequoia NP where we spent 5 days backpacking, but first I want to share a place many ...
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YA Review: Under the Empyrean Sky, by Chuck Wendig
I've been following Chuck Wendig's blog for a long time now, gleaning writerly wisdom and writing prompts for my flash fiction. I've read and enjoyed (and written about ) his writing book, The Kick-Ass Writer. Now I've read the first book in his dystopian Y...
I've been following Chuck Wendig's blog for a long time now, gleaning writerly wisdom and writing prompts for my flash fiction. I've read and enjoyed (and written about) his writing book, The Kick-Ass Writer. Now I've read th...
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Gone hiking
I am out hiking with my family and won't be posting until later in the week. While I'm away from the computer, I invite you to enjoy one of my short stories or reviews that you may have missed.
I am out hiking with my family and won't be posting until later in the week. While I'm away from the computer, I invite you to enjoy one of my short stories or reviews that you may have missed.
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Mystery review: Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes
Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes (Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries Book 2) Genre Cozy Mystery (English Village, Culinary) File Size: 489 KB Print Length: 168 pages Publisher: Purple Panda Press (July 13, 2015) ASIN: B00WET7X64 Publisher's Synopsis: An in...
Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes (Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries Book 2) Genre Cozy Mystery (English Village, Culinary) File Size: 489 KB Print Length: 168 pages Publisher: Purple Panda Press (July 13, 2015) ASIN: ...
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Friday Flash: The Power of the Butterfly
This is another Wendig Challenge, a title pulled from a random title generator. The title I actually got was "The Secret of the Butterfly," but by the time I was 4 paragraphs in, I had to make one small change. Thus, in 993 words, I give you.... The Power o...
This is another Wendig Challenge, a title pulled from a random title generator. The title I actually got was "The Secret of the Butterfly," but by the time I was 4 paragraphs in, I had to make one small change. Thus, in 993 w...
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Mystery Review: Leaving Everything Most Loved
Title: Leaving Everything Most Loved Author: Jacqueline Winspear; narrated by Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Orig: Harper, 2013, 336 pages. Audiobook by HarperAudio, 2013. Source: Library (digital). Publisher's Summary: London, 1933. Two months
after the body o...
Title: Leaving Everything Most Loved Author: Jacqueline Winspear; narrated by Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Orig: Harper, 2013, 336 pages. Audiobook by HarperAudio, 2013. Source: Library (digital). Publisher's Summary: London, 1...
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Writer's Musings: Why I Write
This week, instead of a flash fiction challenge, Chuck Wendig asked us all to write a 1000-word essay on why we write. I didn't count the words, but I'm pretty sure I'm under the line. Why I Write My initial reaction to this question was to ask why I even n...
This week, instead of a flash fiction challenge, Chuck Wendig asked us all to write a 1000-word essay on why we write. I didn't count the words, but I'm pretty sure I'm under the line. Why I Write My initial reaction to this...
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Friday flash: Projects
This week's flash fiction is very flash, because, well, I didn't have time to write more. I did use Chuck Wendig's prompt, which involved using a random phrase generator and incorporating the phrase somewhere in the story. I just didn't avail myself of all ...
This week's flash fiction is very flash, because, well, I didn't have time to write more. I did use Chuck Wendig's prompt, which involved using a random phrase generator and incorporating the phrase somewhere in the story. I ...
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Photo Friday: On to Zion
I've been working my way through our spring break travels in Death Valley, and now we move on to Zion National Park, where we went after a detour to the Las Vegas airport (Eldest Son needed to fly to Colorado for an event at the college he will be attending...
I've been working my way through our spring break travels in Death Valley, and now we move on to Zion National Park, where we went after a detour to the Las Vegas airport (Eldest Son needed to fly to Colorado for an event at ...
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Middle Grade Review: Riding Freedom
Title: Riding Freedom Author: Pam Munoz Ryan; illustrated by Brian Selznick Publisher: first published 1998 by Scholastic, 144 pages. Ebook published 2013; on my Nook it had 75 pages. Source: library (digital) Summary: Based on a real person, Charlotte Park...
Title: Riding Freedom Author: Pam Munoz Ryan; illustrated by Brian Selznick Publisher: first published 1998 by Scholastic, 144 pages. Ebook published 2013; on my Nook it had 75 pages. Source: library (digital) Summary: Based ...
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Middle Grade Review: Stowaway, by Karen Hesse
Title: Stowaway Author:  Karen Hesse. Read by David Cale Publisher: Hardcover 2000 by Margaret K. Elderberry Books, 328 pages. Audio 2009 by Listening Library. Publisher's Summary: It is known that in the summer of 1768, Captain James Cook sailed from Engla...
Title: Stowaway Author:  Karen Hesse. Read by David Cale Publisher: Hardcover 2000 by Margaret K. Elderberry Books, 328 pages. Audio 2009 by Listening Library. Publisher's Summary: It is known that in the summer of 1768, Cap...
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Monday flash non-fiction
Yes, it's summer and my posts are a little messed up with vacations. So I missed the last couple of Friday flash fiction posts, and now I'm writing a bit of non-fiction for a Monday! Bear with me, okay? In any case, the "flash" part of it is apropos. In 360...
Yes, it's summer and my posts are a little messed up with vacations. So I missed the last couple of Friday flash fiction posts, and now I'm writing a bit of non-fiction for a Monday! Bear with me, okay? In any case, the "flas...
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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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