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“Crazed Cat” is 2nd place winner in nonfiction–2019 MCWC Writing Contest!

I’m still reveling about my short nonfiction piece, “Crazed Cat,” winning second place in the nonfiction category of the 2019 Mendocino Coast Writing Contest (MCWC). I knew something good had happened when the e-mail message started with “Congratulations!” and indicated my … Continue reading

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Coming up soon: MCWC!

I’m getting ready to participate in the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference which runs from August 1-4 this year. Here’s the link to this exciting conference: http://mcwc.org/location-and-schedule I’ve submitted a 2,000 word piece for discussion in the Middle Grade/Young Adult workshop … Continue reading

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“Second Chance” published in Spring 2019 Round Table Literary Journal

Pleased to announce my personal essay, “Second Chance,” is in the Spring 2019 Round Table Literary Journal! It recounts the journey of my mother who in 1965, at age 40 and after giving birth to her sixth child, quits her … Continue reading

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Local Authors Book Expo in Healdsburg–April 27th

I’m excited to join other local authors in reading from our books at the Healdsburg Regional Library this Saturday, April 27th, 2-5 pm. Here’s the link to this special regional literary event: https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/5290231

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Exciting Publishing News for 2019

December has been an exciting month for my writerly life: I received notification of acceptance of two pieces for publication in 2019. A personal essay entitled SECOND CHANCE will be published by the Round Table Literary Journal in April, and a … Continue reading

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Fishtrap again this Summer!

I’m all set to attend Fishtrap again this summer 2018! I especially look forward to participating in five days of fiction writing workshops with Nina McConigley, whose writing I greatly admire. We also share a love for stories set in Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Tucson Festival of Books–March 10 & 11, 2018

A cluster of interested readers attended my first Tent Talk at the Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona campus. An amazing event with thousands of people browsing the campus mall in search of their favorite authors and to learn about … Continue reading

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New children’s book underway!

What do these books have in common? They’re background reading for my new writing venture in children’s middle grade fiction. I am immersed in reading these wonderful books and taking an online course thru the Children’s Book Academy (CBA). All important … Continue reading

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My book reading event at Book Passage in SF set for Monday, May 8, 6-7 pm

My book reading event at Book Passage in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, has been rescheduled to Monday, May 8, 6-7 pm. I will be reading from my historical novel, Hardpan, and showing some fascinating photos from my … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey

I just published “Sentimental Journey” on Medium! Click here.

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