Category Archives: Musings

A Matter of Perspective

I’m still whittling away at Never Surrender, but it’s been difficult for a variety of reasons. First, it’s been four years since these characters last skulked through my subconscious, and it’s hard to lure them back. Second, by necessity I’ve … Continue reading

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A Quintessential Crisis

There’s this expectation in my family: if we’re going to get together, I have to make the arrangements. For a while, we met once during the summer and again on Christmas Eve, but after I stopped planning the summer gig, … Continue reading

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Late Summer Serenade

I’m having a hard time letting go of summer this year. Usually by early September, I’m anticipating fall. I’m looking forward to the change in seasons, the coming rain, the holidays. But this year, it seems like summer’s ending too … Continue reading

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Playing it Close to the Vest

When I set up a Facebook account and started blogging back in fall of 2008, I knew from the beginning that as an aspiring YA author, I’d have to be careful about what I posted. Swearing, sexual references, and joking … Continue reading

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Observations on Another Year Gone By

As 2011 comes to an end, I’m looking back to figure out how I feel about it. Just a few days ago, I would’ve said it was a totally rotten year, but now that I’ve actually crunched some numbers and … Continue reading

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Greetings from Eugene

I’m in Eugene for a few days, soaking up the ambiance of the Holy Land. Goal number one: make some progress on Getting Sideways. Goal number two: figure out how to relax for the first time since January. Goal number … Continue reading

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Finding Balance as an Indie Author

We interrupt this blog post for late-breaking news: I had another interview on Wednesday, this one at David Wisehart’s website, Kindle Author. Check it out. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. There’s this weird pattern in my … Continue reading

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Wild Weather and Other News

We interrupt this (ir)regularly scheduled blog for an emergency weather rant. A lot of people have noticed something this summer. The United States—in fact much of the world—is having some really crazy weather. For us here in the Pacific Northwest, … Continue reading

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I’m Far Too Tired to Think Up a Title for This Blog Post

I know there have been tumbleweeds blowing around here on the old blog the past couple of weeks. I feel guilty about it. Maybe guilty isn’t the right word, since it really isn’t hurting anyone but me if I don’t … Continue reading

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Speed Kills—or at Least Makes You Wanna Puke

I’ve really got to get a handle on this blogging thing. Seems like two seconds pass and another week’s gone by. I was going to post something this weekend, but I was madly trying to finish up Dead Heat (one … Continue reading

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