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YA/Middle Grade Audio Review: Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen
  Title: Chomp Author: Carl Hiaasen. Read by James Van Der Berk Publisher: Listening Library, 2012. Originally by Knopf, 2012, 290 pages Source: Library (on-line resources) Publisher's Summary: Wahoo Cray lives in a
zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, s...
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Insecure Writer's Support Group: Book Launch Jitters
The purpose of the IWSG: To share and encourage.
Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing
foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer
assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all
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Non-fiction review: The Monuments Men Audiobook
  Title: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Author: Robert M. Edsel. Narrated by Bret Witter Publisher: MacMillan Audio, 2009. Originally by Center Street, 2009 (473 pages). Source: Library Publisher's ...
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Friday Flash: Creative Non-Fiction
So Chuck Wendig is back at his post, throwing out weekly writing challenges. This week we had a list of ten randomly-produced titles, and the command to go forth and write. He gave us 2000 words, but I stopped at 1200. I also looked at the title, and in my ...
So Chuck Wendig is back at his post, throwing out weekly writing challenges. This week we had a list of ten randomly-produced titles, and the command to go forth and write. He gave us 2000 words, but I stopped at 1200. I also...
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Cozy Mystery: Murder at the Grill
Great Escapes Book Tour-- Publisher's Synopsis:  An amateur sleuth, Sheridan Hendley jumps at the chance to work with the
defense when a favorite waitress is arrested for the murder of her
ex-husband. Determined to prove Zoe’s innocence Sheridan probes in...
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Middle Grade Review: Heartbeat, by Sharon Creech
  Title: Heartbeat Author: Sharon Creech; Narrated by Mandy Siegfried Publisher: HarperFestival Audio, 2004 (Original by Harper Collins, 2004; 208 pages). Source: Library digital collection Summary:  12-year-old Annie loves to run. Not for the track team--d...
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Friday Flash? Friday photos!
This week's assignment from Chuck Wendig was to write a story in the form of social media .  I had a lot of trouble getting my mind around this, maybe because I don't do enough with social media to have the feel? Or maybe because it's hard. Anyway, for that...
This week's assignment from Chuck Wendig was to write a story in the form of social media. I had a lot of trouble getting my mind around this, maybe because I don't do enough with social media to have the feel? Or maybe beca...
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Friday Flash: The Dancer and the Shattered Shell
Chuck gave us another ten random titles this week, and this time I used the random number generator to pick one for me. So, in 1000 words, here is... The Dancer and the Shattered Shell The glade spun past the dancer. His eyes took it all in as a blur of col...
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Middle Grade Review: May Amelia
Today, I'm doing two books at once. I listened to the audio back-to-back, repeating the first book, which I read several years ago, in order to have the context for the second book.     Titles: Our Only May Amelia and The Trouble with May Amelia Author: Jen...
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Welcome to the Procrastinatortium
When I'm shooting for a daily word count, it's not the final thousand or so that cause trouble. It's words 1-100, sometimes 1-200. In other words, getting started. This is not a post about how to fix that problem. This is a  post about how not to. For those...
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Friday Flash: The Human Web
This week, Chuck Wendig challenged us to go to Flickr, click the link for cool images of the moment, and use one to inspire our stories. I clicked a couple of times, and this one leapt out at me, both for the photo and the title--which I borrowed for my sto...
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Mystery Review: Murder Most Malicious
Another Great Escapes Cozy Mystery Tour Review--read to the bottom for a Rafflecopter drawing! Title: Murder Most Malicious   (A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Book 1) New Series Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1617...
Another Great Escapes Cozy Mystery Tour Review--read to the bottom for a Rafflecopter drawing! Title: Murder Most Malicious (A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Book 1) New Series Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Kensington (...
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Writer, hiker, desperately fighting off middle age with a bike and a swimming pool.
Introduction
I grew up on Vashon Island in Washington State, and have lived in California since 1991.
Bragging rights
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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