February 2008

A propos of nothing…

…we passed by the place where Tater Tots are made. I guess it never occurred to me before that “Ore-Ida” comes from the fact that it’s located on the Oregon-Idaho

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Rewriting history

It’s the ultimate wish-fulfillment story. Haven’t you ever yearned to rescue Romeo and Juliet? If you’re a writer like me, you spent many hours of your childhood “fixing” the endings

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Writing with the door shut

In his watershed writing memoir, On Writing, Stephen King discussed his process. Early on, when I’m getting the draft down, I write with the door shut. I’m active in two

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Yakity yak…

I’m talking and I can’t shut up! (You have to scroll down on the right hand side and click “of interest.”)

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Have dinner with me.

What are you doing this Saturday night? If you’re in Western Washington, why not come to the legendary Resort at Port Ludlow and have dinner with me, author Margaret Willson

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Your time to shine

Lit Up at the Library Roy Blount, Jr. is one of the country’s most distinguished men of letters. Add –ist to almost any form of writing, and he’s been there,

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SHRIEK!

I have bestseller news! I just got off the phone w/my agents & then my editor … Here’s where Snowfall at Willow Lake stands at this very auspicious moment for me: #1

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Featured on Redroom

Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear “Redroom,” I find myself thinking of the scariest scene in The Shining. Imagine my surprise when I found most of my favorite

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