weekend escapes

cutest town in the northwest

Hands down, it’s got to be Leavenworth, in the Cascades. So cute, they used it on the cover of Lakeshore Christmas. Oh, and did I mention it’s a place where

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Writing in the Garden of the Gods

*** CALENDAR ALERT ***SAVE THE DATE WRITING IN THE GARDEN OF THE GODS Field’s End Writers’ Conference 2008 WHO: This year’s line-up of authors and speakers includes: Roy Blount, Jr.

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This guy pisses me off.

I used to really not like Donald Maass, an author, literary agent and lecturer on the art and craft of writing. He had a habit of saying things that annoy

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Making a good book great

Reminder–registration is about to close for both the online workshop, Making a Good Book Great, and the live one on Whidbey Island, Washington. Hope to see you there!

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Free books for the beach

Today’s the day! The wonderful folks at Bookreporter.com are giving away another crop of brand new, hot-off-the-presses books, and Dockside is one of them. You can’t beat that! Some of

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Anatomy of a bad date

Real quick–there’s an excerpt of Dockside online here. Let’s just say we all have a Shane Gilmore somewhere in the past. Here’s hoping he stays there. Enjoy!

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I love this business.

That’s entertainment–Levy Home Entertainment: I attended the Levy National Meeting last month. Outside of publishing, people might not be familiar with this firm, but it is one of the biggest

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Worth getting up early for

Would you please see if you get “Sunrise Earth” on your telly? …And then set your DVR to capture it every day, preferably in High Definition? It’s the sort of

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Cutest. Boots. Ever.

I wish I had more time to work in my garden. But–come to think of it–things are coming along quite nicely without me. Here are some scenes from my yard

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My favorite summer reading

So I promised the folks on my message board that when the registered members there reached 300, I would post something special, just for them. We hit the magic number on

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