Lore of Yore: Weather & Ships

While researching what to call a small ship in the 1820s in western Scotland, I came across a series of interesting terms. So here’s a quiz. The terms dinghy, currach (or curragh), and coracle. Match them to the proper picture: A:  B:   C. Well, what did you...

Introvert’s Guide to the Book Launch

This post is for the Writers Out There who are Introverts. I feel your pain. Writing is AWESOME, it gives you WINGS, you can’t be defeated–wait, you want me to do what? When it comes time to market a book that you’ve written, you must be ready to...

The Magic Satchel Trick

I was trying to describe a trick recently, whereby someone produces an object from a place where it could not possibly have been stowed. I couldn’t find a very good way of describing it (obviously), so I went online to see if it had a known term that would make...

In Honor of World Book Day

Did you know today is World Book Day? (Neither did I) But it’s perfect! If you’re in Portland, come celebrate with me at my Book Launch Party. If you’re not in Portland, go treat yourself to a book! And get someone else in on the fun too!   Images...