Hello Bloglandia, Since I'm drowning in the depths of a major rewrite to the second book in my Cassie Black trilogy, I'm saving some time by resorting to a little bit of bloggy shenanigans. Helping me out with this trickery are your favorite monster, Finn McSpool, and the people who come with these odd national … Continue reading Flying to the Past for National Aviation Day
Hello Bloglandia! It's that time of the week when I've gone scouting around the neighborhood (because where else am i going to go?) to find something that will make you grin. This week's photos not only should bring a smile to your face, but might also make you feel like you've escaped your home and … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part 6
To say I'm a book addict would be like saying Keith Richards has dabbled a few times in drugs and alcohol....a bit of an understatement. And like any addict, supporting my habit might require me to dive into a life of crime if not for one of the best inventions humans have ever come up … Continue reading A Brand New Library to Drool Over
urban hiking and outdoor activities await at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland, Oregon. Article includes the history of the park and photos of the hiking trails and bridges.
Finn McSpool filled his bags at the Wedding Library of Milwaukie Annual Book Sale.
After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That's right, the signs of spring are finally upon us. For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, … Continue reading The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring
That's right, Finn McSpool is back and he's not only ready to show off some local holiday cheer, but also the building that inspired my favorite location from my fantasy world of Osteria: Portland's Pittock Mansion (aka "the Solonian Palace"). I went hunting through my old blog posts, certain that I had covered Pittock Mansion … Continue reading A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)
You know that saying, "It's hard to keep a good monster down"... Wait, no, that's not how it goes, is it? Anyway, Finn McSpool recently put this maxim to the test on a recent trip to Oregon's Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. I've been wanting to visit this museum for ages because it houses a … Continue reading A Monster Mission to Outer Space
With another heat wave hovering over us, we’re sweltering here in Portland, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been getting plenty of exercise…namely in the form of Happy Dancing (hopefully no neighbors have been peeking in the windows!). And the reason for this jig of joy? Well..... Last Saturday at about 5:25 p.m. I finished a major … Continue reading Writing News: I’m Dancing the Jig of Joy!!!