Category: The Writing Life

The Mysteries (& Magic) of Writing

In an interview on the weekend Olga Tokarczuk, whose novel The Books of Jacob was recently published in the US, and moderator and fellow novelists Rabih Alameddine ended with an exchange about something dear to my heart. Rabih was asking about a phenomenon Olga… Continue Reading “The Mysteries (& Magic) of Writing”

Re-Readings: The Apothecary Rose & The Cross-legged Knight

  As I write away on the 14th entry in the Owen Archer mysteries I am using small details and insights recently gleaned by re-reading two of the earlier books in the series, The Apothecary Rose (#1) and The Cross-legged Knight (#8). It’s a… Continue Reading “Re-Readings: The Apothecary Rose & The Cross-legged Knight”

A Year in Reading, 2019

Happy New Year! Wishing you all peace and joy in 2020. I have no appetite for year end “best of” lists, but I appreciate a December tradition at the literary website The Millions (themillions.com), “A Year in Reading”. Writers share short lists of books… Continue Reading “A Year in Reading, 2019”

Edmonds Bookshop Signing 2 March noon-1:00 pm! Plus…

I’m delighted to be signing copies of the Kate Clifford series, (first face to face booksigning for A Murdered Peace!), at the Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, WA, on Saturday, 2 March, from noon till 1:00 pm. It will be SUNNY! Edmonds is on Puget… Continue Reading “Edmonds Bookshop Signing 2 March noon-1:00 pm! Plus…”

A Writer Reading: White Fang by Jack London

**warning: geeky writer post For the past several years I’ve been browsing books about wolves because, well, I’m writing a book entitled A Conspiracy of Wolves. In my research one book kept rising to the top: White Fang by Jack London. For a while… Continue Reading “A Writer Reading: White Fang by Jack London”