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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Blind man's bluff was a favorite game to play whenever friends or family kids got together. If you're not familiar with this game, it is tag wearing a blindfold. Someone always wound up hurt, of course, but we played anyway. When you are small fear takes a back seat to adventure. It's only when you grow … Continue Reading ››
Some places stir strong emotions due to the memories they evoke. This is the case for me whenever I return to an old crossing on the Stanislaus River, to the covered bridge at Knights Ferry. This was a place of history long before I first laid eyes on it during a childhood outing with my … Continue Reading ››
I made a humbling discovery recently. For a blog series I'm writing, I researched the psychology of conflict and turned up four basic types of internal conflict. The labels in psychology for these four tensions are not understandable by most of us, but here's my translation: choosing between two positive outcomes, choosing the lessor of … Continue Reading ››
Since childhood I have admired the long-tailed birds of fantasy found in ancient tapestries. Not surprisingly, the creatures showed up unannounced in Tales of Faeraven. Kaerocs first make their entrance in DawnSinger when Shae and her companions stop for the night in the ruins of Braeth. The birds also put in … Continue Reading ››
I'm excited to announce some fun changes at the site that I think you'll enjoy. In the months to come, I'll be focusing on reading and readers. I've made a good start to my goal of providing even more of an immersive experience for readers between my website and books.
Providing an Immersive Experience for ReadersYou … Continue Reading ››
I have something to confess. I like to think of myself as a rational human being when it comes to my online activities, and for the most part, I am. I can stare down any attempt to glean my email address, get me to create an account, or sell me a must-have product. But there's … Continue Reading ››