Fire and Fertility

Burns Season is upon us, and I am certainly celebrating the Scottish poet (come to Backstory this Saturday!), but something else happens this time of year, or did: It was called Candlemas by early Christians, and Imbolc by the pagans. Both groups celebrate this day...

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...