Month: August 2018

Get behind the scenes of my writing life

  Since 2013, Patreon has helped fans all over the world financially back content creators, from visual artists to video makers, podcasters to writers. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Patreon, and today I back creators on there. Patreon is similar to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, except that instead of pledging one time, … Read More

LivePlan Blog: How Data Can Shape Your Marketing Strategy

Using data in your business can seem like such a complicated, convoluted, expensive thing. But nowadays, it doesn’t have to be. I had a lovely chat with Baskar Manivannan of VenueLytics, and Mark Sheppard, co-founder of Slightly Coffee in Eugene. Together, they share advice and tips for how businesses of any size can put today’s … Read More

Book Pick: Every Grain of Rice

After hearing Fuchsia Dunlop during interviews on some of my fave food podcasts, I had to check out her book. In the US, it can be easy to think of Chinese food as heavy or complex, not really the stuff of everyday home cooking. And that’s what I like about Fuchsia’s approach here: She reminds … Read More

Rucksack Universe update: Novel leads to short story

When your main character is ten thousand years old, sometimes one story can point you to another that you have to do up too. While underway on drafting Wet, the seventh Rucksack Universe book, I had to veer onto a wee tangent for a bit. Wet deals with something from Rucksack’s past that comes to … Read More

Symphony sabers

On a recent Saturday night, Jodie, the kids, and I joined thousands of other Oregonians at the beautiful, copper-shelled Cuthbert Ampitheater in Eugene. We were there for the annual Symphony in the Park. Over a picnic dinner under a clear sky and bright, growing moon, we took in great performances from the Eugene Symphony of … Read More

%d bloggers like this: