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Writing in the Sun

Me and Larry Brooks at last year's conference chatting with a writer on her project.

Me and Larry Brooks at last year’s conference chatting with a writer on her project.

Wotr LogoThe Write on the River conference is now open for registration! Join us in sunny Eastern Washington wine country on the banks of the Columbia River. We’re a small, boutique conference with major presenters, a full range of topics and with time to chat.

Friday-Sunday, May 15, 16 and 17, Wenatchee WA Read More…

My great big new fantasy novel

Publishing a new book is always a cause for celebration, and especially for this one.

Queen of the Deep by Kay KenyonQueen of the Deep is a book that was seven years in the writing, and seeing it in print is quite a thrill; I believe it’s the first time that I’ve laughed with pleasure on seeing one of my books. Today I’m reflecting on the long journey it made from the first kernel of an idea to a 348 page novel. Read More…

Favorite Places of England, 2

There are some trips that you look forward to all your life, and some that end up being unforgettable. This trip was both. After World Science Fiction, my husband, myself, and our friends spent 3 days in Yorkshire, 4 near Oxford and Bath and five days in London. Here are the last few highlights.

The famous Minster in York. Underneath it, in undercroft, Roman soldier artifacts!

The famous Minster in York. Underneath it, in undercroft, Roman soldier artifacts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Favorite places of England

In mid-August, I toured England with my husband and two dear friends. The trip included Worldcon in London, and then off we went for fun and . . . research! My work in progress is a paranormal novel set in England, and  I was excited to really take in and experience  the places I am writing about.

England did not disappoint. As in all travel, we encountered unexpected marvels and mishaps. Trying to get to London from Bath we nearly ended up in Portsmouth, except for the kind intervention of a bunch of rowdy guys sitting in back of us who, when they learned we were heading to London, said “Oh no you’re not!” Read More…