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The Way We Live Now #15: Before and After Vaccination

Before vaccination, I: Washed my hand with soap and hot water several times a day. Wore a mask outside. Ordered take out. Completed two writing projects. Wore two masks if I would be indoors around people, like the grocery store. … Continue reading

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Signed Copies!

You can buy your very own signed copy of Copper Road at the following bookstores: Borderlands Books, San Francisco, CA.Four-Eyed Frog Books, Gualala, CA You can also find copies at Copperfields Books, Sebastopol, CA.And Second Chances Used Books, Sebastopol, CA.

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Bookshop.org Carries Copper Road

A writing friend who went to high school with Spouse let me know that Bookshop.org carries Copper Road. In fact, he ordered a copy from them. Oh, look; here’s the link!

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Hot off the Press Panel

Tuesday, February 23, I participated in a Hot Off the Press Author panel for Falstaff Books. I talked about the origins of Copper Road, and a little bit about writing process. It was a super relaxed author panel, like one … Continue reading

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As American as Apple Pie

White terrorism is as American as apple pie. Apple pie is an icon of the USA. So is white terrorism. I’m white, I’m in my sixties, I’m female. I was raised solidly lower middle class. (A middle class still existed … Continue reading

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Policing: A Worldbuilding Exercise

In our everyday world (sometimes called “the real world”) there is a wide-ranging ongoing discussion of the function of “policing.” It’s a hot topic, a difficult one to discuss in any depth of social media because there is so much … Continue reading

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Two words for Postal Workers in the USA

Thank you. 2020 was a tough year for everybody. It was a tough year for postal workers, all postal workers, for reasons that may be obvious, or not so obvious. I said 2020 was a tough year for everybody, but … Continue reading

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

I was late getting around to reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. This historical novel came out in paper in 2017, and I just read it a few months ago, during the Stay at Home segment of the pandemic. … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now #8

Stranded cruise ships. No masks needed. Six feet of distance is good!Walk in the street.Making sourdough. What’s Zoom? Masks made from socks. Masks made from T-shirts. Masks made from scarves.N95 Masks.Don’t use N95 masks.Social distancing. Italy. YouTube “living room” concerts.Stores … Continue reading

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Book Two is On Its Way

Yesterday, June 12, I sent off Copper Road, the sequel to “Aluminum Leaves” to my publisher. Here’s a snippet to send it out on: Aideen had visited smoke rifts and emberbeds since she’d been a child. She knew about their … Continue reading

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