Some of you know I had a pretty big night earlier this week.
On Monday, I was the featured author at the monthly Authors in Pubs event. This was my eighth (I think) time participating in Authors in Pubs, but it was my first appearance as the headliner. If that wasn’t groovy enough, that’s the night that event organizer Don van Kirk arranged for KGW’s “Live @ 7″ program to do a segment from the Jack London Bar, where Authors in Pubs is held each month. Not only that, but when the TV crew asked Don for an author to [...]
Today is the first day of “Valhalloween”!
In advance of the “Iduna’s Apples” (Valhalla volume 2) release in December, and in honor of my favorite holiday, “Valhalla” is free on Amazon 10/28 through 11/1. Like wacky urban fantasy? This book is for you!
Thanks to Free Kindle Books and Tips for the great shout-out this morning!
And now that my green fingernail polish has (probably) finally dried, I’ll get back to prepping for this afternoon’s pumpkin carving party. In costume!
Okay, sports fans. You may have noticed the absence of last week’s astronomy round-up. And just where is today’s writing and publishing update?
I’ll level with you: I’ve been sick.
Last Thursday was eaten up by a four-hour panic attack. The next morning, I woke up sick with a bad cold and that ate up the weekend. It was pretty ridiculous how sick I was. Sunday night and Monday morning, I had such bad pain in my chest that I considered going to the emergency room, but since chest pain and GI symptoms are common with MVPS/Dysautonomia, I decided to [...]
It took a few days — there was some confusion with the mid-week holiday about newspaper stories getting posted online — but this month’s Northwest love story is now up!
Melvin and Carol Graeber have been married for 65 years and have had their share of ups and downs. Carol is currently is hospice.
Working on this series frequently brings me to happy and heartfelt tears. The Graebers’ story is no exception.
From the “Oh, yeah, I should probably let people know about that” department:
I’ll be appearing again at Authors in Pubs! This first-Monday-of-the-month event returns to the Jack London Bar this coming Monday, 2 July, at 7:30 p.m. to showcase Portland’s writers.
The Jack London Bar
529 SW 4th Ave. (beneath the Rialto Pool Room)
When I participated last month, I found myself in the company of both experienced and first-time readers, and it was a delightful evening full of essays, book excerpts, poems, short stories, and live music to [...]
At long last, the Religion & Politics story on Pagans in uniform is live.
I spoke with some remarkable people from across the country — and stationed around the world — for this piece. I hope to delve even more deeply into this same topic moving forward . . .
Creative Commons photo by millennialmyth.
I’ve finally started posting terms, character names, place names, and more to the newly created online glossary for the Valhalla series. Readers have requested a resource to help keep track of magickal terms, family relationships, and the like, and this is what I’ve come up with for now.
What’s online currently is just a beginning; I will add more items to this list as the series continues (and as time permits). If there’s a word or name that you’re curious about and you don’t see it in this online glossary yet, please let me know!