2016 ended on a high note for me, literarily speaking. I read some extraordinary books in November and December. As this is one of my favorite blogs of the year, I can’t wait to share them with you. America’s First Daughter, a historical novel by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is simply an extraordinary read. Based on […]

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The State of the State We’re settling in for fall around here. Brilliant color, cold morning walks, baked apples. Most of the wineries have finished harvesting grapes and are now processing the bounty into next year’s wines. My dear friends Cheryl and Ginny and Margie, along with several other friends, celebrate birthdays with me in October. Cheryl and I also […]

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The curtain has fallen on another year of great books, and it’s time to take stock of what has passed. Nearly six months ago I did a little mid-year check in, and I realize that most of the great books I read last year were during that first six months. For personal reasons, I sought escape […]

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So much has happened that I don’t know where to begin. So I will start with THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE launch party at Annie Bloom’s Books last Wednesday night. How can I thank all of you enough? Tons of people attended, Tons of books were sold, and it was just so much fun! This […]

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Here is the latest on THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE. In addition to being up on many of the e-book sites (amazon, barnes&noble, etc.), my new e-book has already garnered one very positive review. A milestone for sure! If you are not yet able to find the book on the site where you purchase your […]

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It’s been a wild couple weeks behind the scenes as The Man Who Wasn’t There approaches publication. As we speak, the e-book version has been sent to various outlets–Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and all the rest. If you use an e-reader, you will be able to get it any day now, just as soon as the gurus at these […]

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It’s official! The Man Who Wasn’t There will be launched officially on Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m. at Annie Bloom’s Books in Multnomah Village! If you can read this you’re invited. Annie’s is my neighborhood go-to bookstore. Unlike that other Portland bookstore, it probably is not internationally known, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a […]

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