Category Archives: About Writing

Leap Frog

  For years I woke up every day with at least one character and story line flowing freely through their brain. A day of not writing left me itchy mentally, angry at what had been lost because I could not … Continue reading

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Writers’ block, which for years I insisted did not exist, has swallowed me whole. In an effort to escape the belly of this cold beast, I volunteered to teach a ten-week writing course at the local senior center. I do, … Continue reading

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UNSHOD

Friday night was dinner and a movie night.  Mom worked nights. My sister was usually busy with friends. That left Dad and me to eat at Chins or The Taxi Cab Café and then stroll down the block to Partrick’s … Continue reading

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Chewing on Life

  I went to sleep before Wheel of Fortune. At three a.m., precisely three a.m., a flash of light illuminated the room, silhouetted my open laptop on the desk next to the bed. By the time the thunder followed I … Continue reading

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The Best Lies Reveal the Most Truth

Writing westerns takes a little research, especially for a writer like me who writes mostly contemporary fiction and non-fiction. But when, in The Rainmaker, the sequel to Ridgeline, I let my imagination carry Adeline to the western most point in … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Girl

It has been pointed out to me that the women in my novels often have a special and wonderful bond with their fathers. Oh there’s plenty of tension and flaws on both sides, but the father-daughter relationship is strong. Goo … Continue reading

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Littlefoot Lives!

Monday I had the pleasure of visiting Big Lagoon School up in Northern California.  I told the kindergarteners the story of my grandpa seeing Bigfoot.  Began the tale with me riding shoats (that’s baby pigs to you city folk), wove … Continue reading

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