Retracing life’s steps is key to writing for a memoirist. One of the joys of this for me goes beyond … More Retracing Life’s Steps
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The Issaquah Hobart Road snakes southeast through the fertile valley between Squak and Tiger Mountains in the foothills of the … More Going Home – Join Me?
My old copy of Webster’s New World Dictionary defines adventure as “1. an exciting and dangerous undertaking. 2. an unusual, … More Daffodil Ride
It all started with a coupon. 1+1=Fun! How could I pass that up? Amtrack Cascades was offering a free companion … More Let the Adventure Begin
Third Place Books Ravenna rocks! Many thanks to James and Alex, Dana and Haley for supporting and organizing my reading … More What a Blast!
Do you ever have those weekends that are so jammed you’re left spinning? That was last weekend for me. Here … More Writers, Riders and Snow
Did you miss the December launch of my latest memoir, Mom’s Last Move? Are you in the Seattle area? Do … More Save the Date (Twice?)
Last hike of 2018 @ Middle Fork, WA Some look back as we ring in each new year; others look … More Hail, Sun, Rain: Last Hike of 2018
From writing table to readers… Please join me for the Launch of MOM’S LAST MOVE Sponsored by Words Writers & … More Join Me?!
Do you know any local writers in your area? Do you enjoy reading and gifting books written by local authors? … More Is Your Neighbor a Writer?
Some stories seem to tell themselves. Others take years to complete. MOM’S LAST MOVE is a memoir that began as … More New Release! – Mom’s Last Move
Every autumn brings a flurry of activity, so it’s wonderful to get away whenever possible. A change of scenery, even … More An Autumn Escape
Rain is falling this gray Seattle morning. Autumn is eight days early. Is it already time to settle in, collect, … More Eight Days Early
Despite the heavy smoke that blankets the Pacific Northwest, Coupeville is a gem. I am grateful to Debbie Lagassé of … More Pen and Paper – Always!
The thing about the Pacific Northwest is that there’s water everywhere, and where there is water, there are islands. These … More Hello Coupeville!
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a songAnd I’ll try not to sing out of key I … More With a Little Help from My Friends
Writer and teacher, mentor and friend, Jack Remick is featured in an exclusive interview with Jasmina Siderovski for the Australian … More Australia Reads Citadel
Have life events left indelible marks? Do you feel the urge to examine and voice those experiences? What’s holding you … More Do You Have a Story to Tell?
Here in West Seattle we have a wonderful spot called C & P Coffee Company. In this welcoming environment, PoetryBridge … More Memoir & Why I Do It
Perhaps all mothers of daughters possess a secret talking mirror that announces when their young womanhood begins to fade and … More Poison Apples?
In April 2008, my first book was published. On this 10thanniversary, I am very pleased to announce the re-release of … More Exciting News!
Shortly after I finished Biking Uphill, I had lunch with friends who were concerned about illegal immigration. I found myself … More Thank you!