Category: The Writing Life

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”

Writing as a Journey of Discovery

I’m happily absorbed in rearranging and polishing the third Kate Clifford novel. The first draft of a novel is always a journey of discovery for me: only after I’ve followed the characters through the story do I see the patterns, the connections, the emotional… Continue Reading “Writing as a Journey of Discovery”