The humor in Tom Rachman’s novel made me think of this sign I found when I visited a German pet store (with Zippy’s face added). Zippy’s barking translation: I can get to the door in 5 seconds…and you? The Imperfectionists is the best book I’ve read this past year. I love the language, the characters,…Details
I’m dreaming up mockup art for the cover of my new psychological family drama, the novel Wake Me Up! The manuscript is going through a final copy edit. I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, let me know what you think about the art. I like the duality of the trees and their darker reflections. Please subscribe to…Details
Here is a short interlude from my new novel, The Shut-Ins. The novel is about the residents of a small mountain town in the Pacific Northwest and how a contagion begins to change and cut off the people from the outside world. This short chapter takes place after one of the main characters comes across a…Details
Stan Lee, one of my inspiring mentors in the writing and creative world, said this about Perry Moore’s first and only Young Adult novel: “An unforgettable experience — not to be missed!” It’s right there on the front cover of Hero. See it there in that tiny print? Perry Moore died last Thursday. Many people…Details
Ajax The Gray chases Eartha Kitt’N around the shop area. Did anyone else catch sight of Deception Pass Bridge and Bowman Bay featured in a Superbowl ad? The writing of book 2 continues, with a revision of setting and some characters too, a scaling down. While doing this I’ve watched movies at night as a…Details
Deadlines help. When there’s a deadline . . . I sometimes create a deadline, put it on my calendar, to trick my writing mind into finishing a story draft, a section of a novel, a letter to a longtime friend, completing my review reading, or writing a recommendation. picked, bundled, and drying lavender I’m…Details
This window view is from right outside my office window in front of the cattails. I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row with my current project draft, while juggling the progress of a second longer project. It’s working; my penchant for listening to multiple voices/directives is coming in handy. These are, I’m…Details
It was a peaceful day and that made me think of some of my favorite books. And please don’t think less of me for stating I love War and Peace – I’m part Ukrainian! Under the bridge at home in the canoe… I’m halfway through reading the newest translation of War and Peace. Back in…Details
The winter blue sky and clouds today inspire.
A quiet day at home, writing, revising.
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