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The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring

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

Writing News: I’m Dancing the Jig of Joy!!!

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!!!

A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

After going on a lot recently about monsters - Doubt Monsters, Amazonian Monsters - I've been looking forward to a post featuring that far-friendlier monster, Finn McSpool! This year, the Pacific Northwest has thumbed its nose at the seasons and declared that winter is definitely NOT coming. While I was putting away all the dragon … Continue reading A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

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Finn McSpool: Intrepid Explorer of the Oregon Coast

After all his beach time in Maui, you'd think a monster would want to stay on dry land for a while. But when Mr Husband and I made plans to visit my mom's place at the Oregon Coast, the fearless Finn McSpool was eager for another beach trip. Our destination for the night was Netarts, … Continue reading Finn McSpool: Intrepid Explorer of the Oregon Coast

Celebrate The Maze’s Release Day!!

Well, it’s finally (FINALLLLY) here. After many battles with plots, story lines, and self-doubt, The Maze: Book Three of the Osteria Chronicles is now officially scattered across the online shelves of various book retailers. Yay!!! And better yet, Book Four is already chugging along nicely. Although still in the revising stage and not scheduled for release until next … Continue reading Celebrate The Maze’s Release Day!!