An elephant never forgets

Two nights ago, I went to hear a jazz recital by some of the faculty and students in the music department at Central Washington University. The music was terrific, a lovely swinging reminder of one of the main benefits of living in a college town. Afterward, I met a local artist known for his woodworking … Continue reading An elephant never forgets

The high of a new idea

After such a good experience working with fellow Champagne Books authors on the romance anthology, Shared Whispers, I jumped at the chance to participate again - this time a science fiction collection, planned for publication sometime this summer. It means I need to come up with a new idea, and a chance to use some … Continue reading The high of a new idea

The Law of Immediate Forgiveness – NaNo is on!

Here are the opening paragraphs from this year's NaNoWriMo novel, The Law of Immediate Forgiveness. Read more on the page that will be dedicated to it all month! One Sunday evening, at exactly eight – sixteen pm, Amy June Pilgrim made a decision. It was a decision she’d made at least twenty-three times before, but … Continue reading The Law of Immediate Forgiveness – NaNo is on!

Which kind are you?

Once again, I'm getting double-duty out of my monthly contribution to The Writer's Vineyard, the blog for authors of Champagne Book Group. It's appropriate, it seems, for this conversation on creativity to be this week's Project Create. Which kind are you? In the middle of a long holiday weekend filled with gorgeous weather, joyful music, … Continue reading Which kind are you?

All’s Fair

A poem written while sitting outside under the blue moon, watching a free concert by the Dusty 45's put on as part of the Kittitas County Fair celebration. The Dusty 45's were incredible, and the crowd was friendly. It's this week's Project Create. All’s Fair There’s the tiniest cowgirl in pink pajamas Sparkly shoes and … Continue reading All’s Fair