Learning to accept your limits is in my opinion one of the hardest things to do. I've fought long and hard to be able to guage the time it will take to complete a book, God willing. It hasn't been easy, but I finally nailed it. But then, I switched to diction for my first drafts, … Continue Reading ››
Embarking on a road trip provides lots of opportunities for dreamers to do what they do best, as I learned on a recent family trip to the Columbia Gorge. I was to learn something important about my favorite past time in this trip. Continue Reading ››
In Covered Wagon Women, Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849, voices speak from beyond the grave, relaying the stories of women who traveled westward into the vast American wilderness through original diaries and letters. The simple faith of pioneer women unmatched in their devotion to their families, resourcefulness, and for sheer gumption, is touching … Continue Reading ››
No island archipelago worth its salt would be without its mists, and the San Juan Islands, tucked into a remote corner of the Pacific Northwest, are no exception. Location names like Smuggler’s Bay and Dead Man’s Bay give away the nefarious activity, spawned by isolation, once hidden under nature's concealing cloak. Following the Pig War, an … Continue Reading ››
Kai, the hero of DawnSinger, Tales of Faeraven, book one, must choose whether to surrender himself in service to the high ruler of Faeraven or reign in his own kingdom after his older brother goes missing and is presumed dead. Making this a gut-wrenching decision is the fact that Kai grew up at … Continue Reading ››
We're Using Our ImaginationsMy favorite childhood game was one of the imagination. I loved playing make believe. Maybe that's why creating the book extras area of the website is so fun for me. It's extra nice to know you love Fantasy Worlds, Historical Worlds, and Mysterious Worlds, too.
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic. – Arthur C. ClarkeI don't consider myself technically advanced, but I can find my way around most problems that crop up at my website. Often, my solution is to simplify, as I did recently when I the password requirement to access the book extras features at … Continue Reading ››
Literary Wayfarer JournalWhen I was a child of seven, my father taught me to ride a bike. I'll never forget the time I went hurtling down the sidewalk only to hear him call out from a little way behind me. He'd let go without my knowing. How could balance come so easily? I felt duty-bound to … Continue Reading ››
Research for my upcoming novel, Deceptive Tide, turned up some fascinating facts about the San Juan Islands, a group of mysterious islands off the coast of Washington state. Here are ten of my favorite facts about this unique island paradise in the Pacific Northwest.
10 Intriguing Facts About the San Juan Islands
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