Five years ago, I moved away from Portland, Oregon, which took me away from an informal and much-loved writing group. It’s been a long time since I sat around a table and talked about fiction with fellow writers. Needing some fresh air in my writing life, I signed up for a class at the rave-reviewed The Grotto, … Read More »
I have been on a hunt for great editing and freelancing resources these past few weeks–the changing of the seasons always inspires me to take a fresh look at my writing and editing business, and make sure everything is on track. Once in a while, Amazon’s list of book recommendations is spot-on, and I thought … Read More »
I’m transferring my website and e-mail to a new hosting company, due to extremely slow service with 1and1.com. As the Interwebs learns my new address, you can’t access my site or e-mail me. Believe me, this is more stressful for me than for you! The good news is that all will be well by tomorrow. … Read More »
My article on how “a new run-bike-swim club wants to popularize an elite sport for everyone” is on shelves today in the East Bay!
I spent most of the weekend hammering out a 1,200-word article about the Oakland Triathlon Club and its efforts to improve beginners’ access to our notoriously expensive sport. (Sometimes I joke that a drug habit would be a cheaper and more efficient use of time.) Club president Chris Van Luen encouraged me to aim high … Read More »
My essay about my experiences as a same-sex military spouse appeared today as an editor’s pick on Salon.com. Check it out!
Last year set all kinds of records: in my number of clients, in increasing my efficiency in the administrative side of my business, in attracting new visitors to this site, and most of all, in client successes. Here are the highlights: Harriet Parke’s novel Agenda 21 hit the bestseller lists on its launch day. Jen Westby’s beautiful … Read More »
I just got the great news that my short horror story, “Brindle,” will be published in Charles Brownson’s slick new horror/fantasy/magical realism venue, Grim Corps Magazine. The debut issue prints in January, and I am excited to be a part of it. What’s neat is that this is my first genre publication, and that Wednesday is … Read More »
What: San Miguel Writers Conference Where: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico When: Thursday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 21 Details: I’m attending the conference to see Margaret Atwood speak, and to attend a variety of classes. As I work through a period of writerly soul-searching, and to combat the predictable side-effects of omphaloskepsis, I’ve signed … Read More »
Every good home needs an occasional freshening up. As I twine a garland of autumn leaves around the pillars of front porch and set out pumpkins in anticipation of Thanksgiving, I invite the changing season to bless our house with its lively hand–and likewise, I am just as excited about the spruced-up design of this … Read More »