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First stop on book tour: The Second Story in Laramie, Wyoming

Here are Parts 1 & 2 of my Wyoming book tour. This one-week trip in early August was both a sentimental journey to my childhood ranch in northwest Wyoming (the setting for my debut novel, Hardpan) and tour of indie … Continue reading

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Sentimental journey: Wyoming book tour August 8-12

I’ve been getting ready for weeks. Firmed up stops in Laramie, Cheyenne, Casper, Cody, & Jackson Hole. Towns that form a diagonal across the state from southeast to northwest Wyoming, through Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Tetons. Bookstores and … Continue reading

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Meet & Greet set at The Depot Bookstore, Mill Valley–August 20th

 

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Upcoming reading at Copperfield’s in Santa Rosa

Join me on Tuesday, July 19th for Hot Summer Nights at Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa. I’ll be reading from my novel, Hardpan. The event starts at 7 p.m. and features me and three other authors: Waights Taylor, Jr. (Touch … Continue reading

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First fan letter from reader

Nothing like receiving my first fan letter from a reader of Hardpan. Donna Markle attended my book reading at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon in January 2016. She grew up in Casper, Wyoming, not far from Clark, the setting for Part I of … Continue reading

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Stopping by book stores in Berlin & Budapest

While visiting Berlin and Budapest in early October, I stopped by book stores to ask if they would consider adding my debut novel, Hardpan, to their shelves. They expressed a strong interest, and explained how I will need to go … Continue reading

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Early reviews of Hardpan trickling in!

From successful author Lee Gant: “Hardpan. I love the image that brings to mind: dry, cracked clay dirt…powdered earth rising from sunbaked ground with every booted step. Makes me want to dust off my jeans. Great title for this family … Continue reading

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My first novel, Hardpan, published August 1st 2015

Exciting news: my first novel, Hardpan, was published August 1st by Westerly Directions Press. E-books are now available from Apple iBooks: https://itun.es/us/fwu48.I and Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/, as well as online from B&N Nook. Print books will also be available soon. … Continue reading

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“The Paint Job,” a chapter in Part II of my novel, Hardpan

Linda squeezed her mother hard around her waist, not wanting to let go. She got a whiff of her mother’s skin, still damp from her morning shower, the fragrance of violets from the talcum powder dusted on her shoulders and … Continue reading

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Rebooting at Sixty-Four, My Husband the FedEx Man

This holiday season marks a year since my husband took the plunge. “I saw this ad on Craig’s List for a holiday job with FedEx,” Bob reported nonchalantly. “I’m going to meet a guy named Eddy for an interview at the FedEx … Continue reading

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