Monthly Archives: December 2009

Forthcoming Blogged Novel by Fiona Robyn: THAW

Fiona Robyn is going to blog her next novel, Thaw, starting on the 1st of March 2010. The novel follows 32 year old Ruth’s diary over three months as she decides whether or not to carry on living. To help … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Question Everything

The last session I attended at the WOTS conference, Question Everything, was led by Seattle author, Jennie Shortridge. It was a fabulous session not only because of what I learned but because of the connection I made to this gifted … Continue reading

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Holiday Helping In Retail

Yesterday I worked in a retail store. It’s part of the holiday tradition at the corporation where I work. During the holidays, employees from the corporate headquarters can volunteer to work a shift or two in one of our stores. … Continue reading

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Interview with Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

In her second published novel, Love in Translation, author Wendy Nelson Tokunaga explores the meaning of family through the story of Celeste Duncan, a 33-year-old singer who leaves behind her deadbeat boyfriend and her life in the United States in … Continue reading

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Just beyond our front door

A few years ago the house across the street from us went through two face lifts. The first was by a pair of brothers who “flipped” the house — bought it, painted it and did some major work inside. All … Continue reading

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Author interview this week!

This week I’m happy to host a virtual interview with Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, author of Love In Translation. I read Wendy’s debut novel, Midori by Moonlight, about a year ago and was thrilled to see that she had a new … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Crafting the Short Story

My next-to-final session at the WOTS conference was Crafting the Short Story. I came away with some good information about the elements of a story, as well as ideas for how to get words on the page. The instructor began … Continue reading

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