No, it is not I who is bursting out all over… The bookselling situation took on a life of its own today, and I fervently hope the momentum continues to build. I took a drive out to wine country to deliver books to a couple of wineries–Bergstrom Wines and Rex Hill Vineyards. Met my friend Martha […]

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This Saturday, June 27, I will participate in the First Annual Northwest Book Festival. The event runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 21860 Willamette Falls Drive in West Linn. More than 40 local authors will be there with our little tents and sunscreen and water bottles and books! Books will be everywhere! You can look at […]

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Wynne and Judy Thursday night, my place, friends and family gathered for the official release of An Unholy Alliance. The author spent the day fretting over shortcakes, the weather, and the state of strawberries, but managed to find some great berries at a roadside stand in Tigard. The shortcakes turned out fine; however, the author […]

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The game is afoot. The phone rang all day. I sent out some press releases, sold a bunch of books to friends, and placed An Unholy Alliance in Broadway Books, one of Portland’s great independent bookstores. It’s on the links now, and it’s located att 1714 NE Broadway. If you are over that way check […]

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OK, I’m on Facebook. Its like anything else in this cyberworld, a little confusing. And I do not yet see the use of it. If anybody out there has comments on why this is a good thing to do, I’d appreciate your input. It’s not like I can spy on my daughter as she has […]

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It’s been an intense few days. Boxes of books began arriving today, and I am overjoyed. Already I have a big stack ready to mail to the first people on my list. I’m out schlepping–post office, Annie Bloom’s (my neighborhood bookstore), office supply store, more bookstores…. If I haven’t found you yet, I will! Also, […]

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At a group I hang out with, we often say “It’s the process….” Sometimes I don’t want to hear about processes, but somebody else wisely said that it’s the journey that is important, not the destination. I like to think of it as the game. Sherlock Holmes (and more recently one of my favorite detectives […]

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The free sample book arrived from iUniverse yesterday. It is hefty–320 pages plus the usual extras. I like the cover. I went a little numb when first I held it like a new baby, and then checked out every little part. Then I put it down and thought, You didn’t really do this. It’s a […]

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