In this time of political madness, nothing is more soothing to me than to take refuge in one of our Central Oregon independent bookstores. We’re rich in this region with Roundabout Books in Bend’s NW Crossing, Dudley’s in downtown Bend, Herringbone in Redmond, and Paulina Springs in Sisters. I have enormous respect and gratitude for […]
Write what you know is a sensible dictum; write what you want to find out is way more fun. The wild Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island first stirred my imagination when I was an undergrad in Bellingham, near the Canadian border. I finally got there a few weeks ago, more than four decades later, researching details for my […]
Here, in late July, each day’s air is so clean, the sky so blue, I want to drink it––no big wildfires this season in our Oregon Cascades. (We knock wood when we say it, as though the superstition will save us when lightning storms come flashing through.) Even now, in high summer, we can find […]
Virtual reality, algorithms, blockchain, metadata, going wide, artificial intelligence and machine learning––doesn’t sound like the lineup for an authors’ conference, does it? Maybe not ten years ago, or even five, but if you stand still, WHOOSH, you’ll see the world changing so fast the faces blur. I recently spent a spring weekend at the Chanticleer Authors’ […]
March 16, 2019, what a fun day at Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon’s NW Crossing, and an honor to share it with six other authors passionate about their work! That’s me in the middle beside Cassie, who performs miracles every day creating wonderful experiences for readers and writers in her beautiful independent bookstore.
NOWEVER, my new YA novel is out! You can find it on Amazon and B&N sites, among others, and if your heart, like mine, is with independent bookstores, on Powells.com. If you’ve been to Portland’s iconic Powell’s City of Books you’ve felt the total immersion in its color-coded rooms. My favorite is the blue room, and […]