The launch of my new novel, THE CAMERA’S EYE for e-book and print edition is now set for November 4th. Meanwhile, I’ll whet your appetite with a few excerpts and some photos of the northwest country where takes place. Here we go. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Opening The crash sat Veronica Lorimer up in her bed. […]
I’m delighted to announce that THE CAMERA’S EYE, my fifth novel, will be out in electronic format by the end of June. Set on a fictional island in the Puget Sound, it’s a contemporary story full of suspense. Here is a taste….
For those who love the ghosts lying deep in the heart of old European cities, Carlos Ruiz Zapon’s Shadow of the Wind is not to be missed. I had just begun reading this book when a writer acquaintance told me she loved the story so much she […]
Two weeks ago, I announced the print edition of Toni Fuhrman’s One Who Loves, and reprinted my review of the e-book edition in the spring of 2016. As promised, today I’m reprinting the interview I conducted with Toni at that time.
I’m delighted to announce that Toni Fuhrman’s novel, One Who Loves, will be coming out in print on March 15th. Those of you who appreciate the tangled relationship of love, loss, and grief won’t want to miss this story.
Ann Patchett, in Commonwealth has captured the lives of six children whose families have been splintered by the love affairs of their parents. She does so with humor and compassion and her always compelling grasp of storytelling and language. Bert Cousins, father of three (soon to be four), shows up uninvited at the christening of […]
Many thanks to Chanticleer Reviews for their support of Indie authors. Hawkins Lane and Home Fires both won first in category awards in 2016 and 2014 respectively. This manuscript was also a finalist for […]the William Faulkner Wisdom Award in 2015.[…]
This year’s jolting events should make us stop and think. All of us, right and left. It has jolted me enough that this blog has gone silent these last weeks, and perhaps that’s a good thing. It’s time to put down the drums we’ve been beating and take a good hard look at where they’ve […]
We enter Alice Hoffman’s Illumination Night through the eyes of Simon, stretching to gaze out of his window on a hot summer morning. Simple details give us Simon’s four-year-old world—his room, his mother in the kitchen, his father out […]
Inviting you to Saturday, October 8 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT Libraries across the nation will join in a webcast introducing their local indie authors (authors who self-publish or publish through small presses) I will be joining authors from the Skagit Valley on the Mount Vernon Library panel Click here for the link For those of […]
Erin Kelly opens THE POISON TREE with a phone call that dries the saliva in the protagonist’s mouth and sends her driving across a frozen London in her pajamas and boots. We do not know who she is except that she has done terrible things for her family and the phone call is driving […]
Browsing through my notes, I came across this dialogue exercise I wrote for a class many years ago. It’s not nearly the level of Tony Fuhrman’s poem, but it seems singularly appropriate to the level of social and political scene today. […]