Next: First Novel (or, how to make sausage, only spicier and with no vegetarian option)

Once the short story clears my editorial passport control and is in your wonderful hands, I will crank my editing dial to 11 and work balls-to-the-wall on finishing my first novel. I’m in the midst of polishing its rough draft self into the diamond within, so to speak. For the next while, I’ll be rewriting, … Read more

New story out now: Eugene’s Falling Sky Brewing

Interested in the Eugene craft beer scene, and especially our newest brewpub, Falling Sky Brewing? Fresh take on the brewpub – The Register-Guard Newspaper, Eugene, Oregon

Still a traveler, still a writer

I was thinking about how to apologize to you for my short story not being ready to read yet, when my 5-month-old son began screaming again. During the second half of our Denver-Portland flight, our new-to-flying baby bounced back and forth between Mom comfort and Dad comfort, sometimes crying, sometimes quiet, sometimes nearly laughing (the … Read more

It started with the map – Family Travel Memories – BootsnAll 2012 Indie Travel Challenge

Prompt #18: Family Travel Memories For week 18 of the Indie Travel Challenge, pick any one of these questions (or as many as you like!) to answer in your post. What is your earliest childhood memory of traveling with your family? Did you take regular family vacations? Did your family encourage travel? Did any of … Read more