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Friday Fiction: 100 words about Gorg Trollheim
This week, instead of a theme, the Wendig Challenge was to write a story in 100 words. I thought about writing my typical 1000-word flash as well, but frankly I could use the break. So here...in 100 words (including the title), where Gorg started. The Origi...
This week, instead of a theme, the Wendig Challenge was to write a story in 100 words. I thought about writing my typical 1000-word flash as well, but frankly I could use the break. So here...in 100 words (including the title...
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Blogging from A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest!
Oops! Messed up the time for the auto-post! No wonder no one has commented :D  Well, better late than never, so .... It's here at last...the great A to Z Challenge theme reveal! Way back in February I posted that I was trying to work out a brilliant theme. ...
Oops! Messed up the time for the auto-post! No wonder no one has commented :D  Well, better late than never, so .... It's here at last...the great A to Z Challenge theme reveal! Way back in February I posted that I was tr...
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Friday Flash Fiction: The River Gods
At last, we are back to the Wendig Challenge! This week, we were given a list of ten random (and I do mean random--clearly computer-generated and not all of them coherent!) sentences and were asked to use at least one in our story. I found two that went tog...
At last, we are back to the Wendig Challenge! This week, we were given a list of ten random (and I do mean random--clearly computer-generated and not all of them coherent!) sentences and were asked to use at least one in our ...
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Mystery Monday: The Green Mill Murder
 Title: The Green Mill Murder Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Poison Pen Press, 2007. Originally published 1993 in Australia. 173 pages. Source: Library Summary: Phryne Fisher, Melbourne belle and detective, is dancing at the Green Mill when a fellow-da...
 Title: The Green Mill Murder Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Poison Pen Press, 2007. Originally published 1993 in Australia. 173 pages. Source: Library Summary: Phryne Fisher, Melbourne belle and detective, is dancing at...
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Two Middle Grade Classics
 A little late with this this morning! Today I'm reviewing two of Madeleine L'Engle's books, the first two about Vickie Austin. First published in 1960 and 1963, they introduce a character and a family who continued to appear in books up to L'Engle's death....
 A little late with this this morning! Today I'm reviewing two of Madeleine L'Engle's books, the first two about Vickie Austin. First published in 1960 and 1963, they introduce a character and a family who continued to appear...
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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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Mystery Review: Dead and Berried
Title: Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn #2) Author:  Karen MacInerney Publisher: Midnight Ink, 2007, 312 pages Source: Library Summary:  Natalie Barnes is worried enough about making it through the winter with her new B&B on Cranberry Island, without threat...
Title: Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn #2) Author:  Karen MacInerney Publisher: Midnight Ink, 2007, 312 pages Source: Library Summary:  Natalie Barnes is worried enough about making it through the winter with her new B&B on ...
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Friday Flash Fiction: Thug's Passion
This week, Chuck Wendig challenged us to get the title of our story from a random cocktail generator. That's right, a web site that spits out names--and recipes--for all sorts of bizarre cocktails. I gave it a couple of spins, and picked up... Thug’s Passio...
This week, Chuck Wendig challenged us to get the title of our story from a random cocktail generator. That's right, a web site that spits out names--and recipes--for all sorts of bizarre cocktails. I gave it a couple of spins...
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Writer's Update
It's been a bit of a slow winter. I struggled through the first revisions of Death By Trombone, the second of the Pismawallops PTA mysteries. After about three months longer than I intended, it finally yielded to my efforts. By that time I was no longer sur...
It's been a bit of a slow winter. I struggled through the first revisions of Death By Trombone, the second of the Pismawallops PTA mysteries. After about three months longer than I intended, it finally yielded to my efforts. ...
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Flash Fiction Friday: The Third Birch
Hopefully, next week I'll be back to struggling with the Wendig challenges, as this is the final week of the round-robin competition he set up for February. In the meantime, I went on-line and found a random title for this week's story.  I present, in 950 w...
Hopefully, next week I'll be back to struggling with the Wendig challenges, as this is the final week of the round-robin competition he set up for February. In the meantime, I went on-line and found a random title for this we...
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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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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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