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Jul.12.2012
  Almost no one believed the old man’s story at the town meeting.  He claimed to have seen the thing that carried off the cats and made the ear-shattering screams.  He said it started the end of August and was a Hollywood publicity stunt to promote the re-issue of a Batman movie. All...
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Dec.23.2010
The year was 1970; the place Fairbanks, Alaska. Nixon was president and our troops would be in Viet Nam for another five years. Construction of the Alaska Pipeline was eminent and so was secession. I was never sure why I was invited to the party. Maybe because I worked for the University of Alaska...
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Mar.12.2010
  Rejection letters from a publisher can be curt and ego deflating.  But the only way to get published is to find the company that sees your work as profitable.  I took Red Room's advice and looked at my favorite books.  Who published them?   CanonGate Books Limited had published Margaret Atwood...
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Dec.09.2009
Out my dining room window are miles of pasture and rolling hills. Life is abundant. Horses, cattle, deer, coyote, fox, geese, gulls, ravens. A myriad of twittering birds and the rare elk. Beyond the rolling hills are the Elkhorn Mountains. Young and restless volcanoes able to toss molten lava...
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Jun.20.2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009.Soon the tilt and orbit of Earth will take us to the turning point of the solstice. Since antiquity, this is a time of deep sorrow in the Middle East and profound religious outpouring. If you pile on top of that, a disputed Iranian election and a struggle for Kurdish...
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Jun.11.2009
Why does an ebook need a cover? I've resisted creating a cover for the past year. I love my website logo which is a Montana Evening Primrose. Why shouldn't a logo be enough for e-published works. But, I gave up my mini-protest. The cover for Five Years Lying is out. I'd love to hear any critism...
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May.30.2009
One of the interesting parts of writing a book is walking in the character's shoes. I did that in April when I backpacked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Two seventeen year old boys will make the trek in my third novel. I needed to know what they would see and how they would behave. Now I am...