Major Teaser! Chapter One of One Deadly Game!

NOTE: Since I haven’t finished writing the book and thus have not completed my edits, I can’t guarantee that this is word-for-word what the first chapter will look like when I’m done…but it’s at least very close to the finished product. I hope you enjoy it and that it makes […]
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My Daily Ritual

I’m reading a book entitled Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Curry, which is exactly what it sounds like it would be. The revelation (to me) is that so many artists—painters, writers, composers—had almost unvarying routines around which they built their work. A remarkable number of them seem to […]
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En Plein Air

Most people know about plein air painting—painting in the open air, focusing on the natural surroundings. The Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon, is one of the few—and maybe was the first—to sponsor plein air writing. There’s an annual event, the most recent just concluded, that features […]
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The Hallucinating Lady

There are so many stories out there. Everyone you see is in the middle of his or her story—most often multiple stories. What they’re dreaming of. What they fear. What they think is happening. What’s really happening. And sometimes, just for a moment or two, you find yourself a character […]
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The Writing Life

I don’t know anything more exciting than starting a new book – nor anything more scary than finishing one. In the beginning there’s a wonderful new story forming in your imagination, growing and blossoming and spreading out like the most beautiful flower you’ve ever seen. (Yes, it’s that good.) There […]
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