Monthly Archives: October 2011


How to account for obsession? Or perhaps fascination is a better word. Everyone knows someone who leaves their Christmas lights up until July, initially out of laziness and then for the sheer glow factor. Folks who are drawn to the … Continue reading

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rattle happy

Sunny day yesterday – that would be enough of an inspiration for today, which is slated to be overcast and chilly. But when you have a cow rattle knitted in Peru to hand you pretty much have to go with … Continue reading

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i will be the water today

I commute to work by bus. This is my writing time and the time I review other manuscripts to give feedback to my writing pals. Before the bus leaves the park & ride I have my laptop open and am … Continue reading

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writers retreat & the sky is everywhere

I work with several critique groups: an online group of YA novelists who banded together following a mediabistro class; a mixed bag of  non-fiction folks, YA, Sci-Fi and adult novelists and short story writers who meet IRL once a month; and … Continue reading

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wendy wahman dogs & cats

SCBWI Western Washington had a booth at Bookfest last weekend and I saved up my pennies to book shop from University Book Store, this year’s SCBWIWWA bookseller. There were two books I knew I wanted for sure: Don’t Lick the … Continue reading

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