The Name Game, Then & Now

You know what onomatopoeia is, right? “She galumphed her way to the door in the too-big galoshes.” The breeze through the trees created a susurration that enveloped him.” It is using a word that sounds like the thing it describes. But what about when...

5 Things Readers Do While Traveling

I know you like to read, since you’re here, but do you also like to travel? If you’re a reader who travels, we’ve got two things in common. And when we readers travel, we often do things others might consider strange…tell me if these sound familiar: The local...

Pre-Order The Keening; Be the First on Your Block!

After much nail-biting and anxious screen-peering, The Keening is now available for pre-order at Amazon! In Paperback and Kindle flavors… Pre-order is very exciting because it gives the author the opportunity to focus all sales within a given time frame, and...

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...

Prep and Circumstance

Along with Girl Scout cookies and Boy Scout popcorn, one of the more recent fundraising gigs that schools have picked up is magazine subscriptions. This year, I bought one for pure fascination: Town & Country. I received the first issue today. From its website, I...