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Remarkably Bright Creatures

A capsule review of Shelby Van Pelt’s novel Remarkably Bright Creatures: this book is an absolute charmer. Like others who have reviewed it or discussed it, I’m going to start with the octopus, because, after all, he starts the book. … Continue reading

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Recap

I had two book events the final week of August. Thursday, August 25, I participated in a three-writer event at the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, CA. I joined Sharon Strong, who read from her memoir, Sherry Glaser, who shared information … Continue reading

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Culling

Last month, I bought bunches of books. Seriously, bunches. This morning I stared at my bookshelves in the library and decided it was time to sort through, at least non-fiction, cull some I’m never going to use, and make some … Continue reading

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MCWC 2022

Another Mendocino Coast Writers Conference is in the rearview. This was the first in-person conference since 2019, and I would have loved it for that alone. I did love it for that reason, but there were many other reasons to … Continue reading

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Comeuppance Served Cold Earned Out!

This means that I’ve sold enough copies that I’ve paid back my advance, and any royalties now come to me. This is exciting! Comeuppance is now The Little Story That Could in my mind. This doesn’t mean the book hasn’t … Continue reading

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New Book Event!

On Saturday, August 27 I’ll be at the Word Horde Emporium of the Weird and Fantastic, in Suite 805 in the Petaluma Outlet Mall. This will be a meet-and-greet as part of the shop’s Grand Reopening in its new location. … Continue reading

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Things I’m Looking Forward To

The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference starts next week. For the first time since 2019 it will be held in person. The conference is being diligent. They required the participants to provide our vaccination status, and face coverings will be used … Continue reading

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Small Plates

I usually don’t give space to negative reviews, but Deborah Ross’s review of the ill-conceived Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is not only hilarious, it’s perceptive. Ross knows Austen and she knows exactly what’s wrong with this version (It’s … Continue reading

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I’ll Be at The Gallery Bookshop August 25, 2022

Mendocino Village’s Gallery Bookshop hosts a monthly Authors Showcase, and I’ll be part of their August event! It starts at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 25. Sharon Strong, who wrote Burning Woman; Memoirs of an Elder, and Sherry Glaser, author of … Continue reading

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Writing Conferences; Some Nostalgia

This morning I was reading about several immersive writers conferences that start soon. to my surprise, I felt… yearning. I’m going to an immersive workshop in August. It might simply be that this will be the first in-person workshop since … Continue reading

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