Celebrate the Light of Poetry

January 25 is Burns Day. (I’m having an event on January 27th! See below) What’s that, you ask? It is the birthday of Robert Burns, widely considered to be Scotland’s national poet. He lived from 1759 to 1796, leading a short life full of struggle,...

Preparing for the Darkest Night

Revisiting Event: Book Reading & Signing (RSVP on facebook link!) 995 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA Wed. Dec. 20, 330-5 PM let go of the surface, dive into the dark relinquish hecticity for the calm, chewy center drop down into the earth' rhythms, your rhythms...

Bookish Events in Portland this Weekend!

Greetings, somnambulent turkey devourers! Time to wake up! We’ve got two events this weekend for when you turn the calendar to December (YIKES!): Sat, Dec. 2 Book Swap Another Read Through 12-2 PM (you know the drill) Sun, Dec. 3 Holiday Cheer Oregon Historical...

Why Writers Write…and All the Rest

(We have two events coming up, at OHS in Portland, and Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA! See details below) The book is released! And my spirit feels like it has been released as well. As I drove home after the launch party for The Grasping Root, I felt valued. All...

The Eclipse, The Tower, and Ploughing On

Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse, the only total eclipse I know of until my generation is expected to die. The week preceding the eclipse has been a challenging one personally, with health issues in my family and the end of a potential relationship before it got...