What is Your Spirit Animal?

What is Your Spirit Animal?

YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL IS PROBABLY AN EAGLE, WOLF, OR DOLPHIN, but when I saw this guy’s mug, I knew he was the one for me. And I like the name. Emu. A bit odd, scary and funny at the same time. I’d love to have him by my side in a bar fight. If I ever went...
My Secret Weapon!

My Secret Weapon!

NEW YEAR’S DAY IS BEACH DAY! I’m not sure when I started this tradition, but for years now when Jan 1 rolls around, I don comfortable layers and good walking shoes, load up a small backpack with essential supplies, then tuck myself into my car and drive to...
Writing Fuel

Writing Fuel

COOKING KEEPS ME OUT OF TROUBLE when I’m not dreaming up trouble for Logan to get into. With Fall and Winter in the air, I was craving baked apples. The best variety of apple for this is a Rome Beauty, but you can’t find them in the grocery stores anymore....
Who Knew?

Who Knew?

THE THING ABOUT RESEARCH is the unexpected tidbit you learn along the way. Take my recent trip to the Cascade Raptor Center in Eugene, OR while researching a storyline for Book 8. The Executive Director, Louise Shimmel, arranged for me to spend time with several...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THANKSGIVING because of its non-denominational, universal nature. Every culture and religion encourages gratitude. I am grateful for so many things, I can’t begin to list them here, but they include this amazing planet we live on, family,...
Inspiration Alley

Inspiration Alley

I DIDN’T PLAN IT THIS WAY, but moving to the Oregon coast meant moving Logan with me. As I explored my new neighborhood, which includes miles of paths through an old growth forest and a walking path along a rocky ocean cliff, new story lines and characters...