Day in the Life

So very close to finishing the first (of several) drafts for the new book in progress, my days look like this.[caption id="attachment_1689" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pre-dawn run does a writer good.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It's mine! It's mine! Very little makes me happier than finding a...

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Writer on the Loose

The most common axiom about writing is to "write what you know." [caption id="attachment_1683" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Author and her trusty research assistant at Deception Pass on Whidbey Island."][/caption] Have you ever driven behind a school bus full of fifth grade boys? Have you ever seen them press...

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It’s Not a Vacation

[caption id="attachment_1676" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by Lee Edwin Coursey. Used under Creative Commons License."][/caption] I'm off to the Pacific Northwest to research my next book, and packing is a challenge. My LA-based wardrobe isn't suitable for weather of any kind, neither rain nor sleet nor snow...

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