Tag Archives: Washington State

Four Days in Paradise

First, a reminder that I will present at the Northwest BookFest this weekend (Sept. 22 & 23). If you’re going to be in the Seattle area, I would love to have you stop by and visit me and 3 others in … Continue reading

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Summer: It’s All Washed Away Except the Mouse Fur

For those of you living in parts of the country oppressed by heat waves and wild fires this year, I’m sure summer can’t be over soon enough to suit you. But in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the season is short (typically July 5 … Continue reading

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Perfect Refreshment

“I shall soon be rested,” said Fanny; “to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” (Mansfield Park, chapter 9)Finally!  Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m reminded why I … Continue reading

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Town or Country?

It’s still officially winter, but our clocks did “spring” ahead this morning.  That’s close enough for me.  Knowing that we’ve probably seen the last of snow for the year (except in the mountains, where it belongs), and that each day is … Continue reading

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By the Sea

 I spent the weekend at a small writer’s conference that was held on the Washington State coast, near Longbeach.  As you can see, the weather was beautiful – something we don’t take for granted here, especially in March.  Saturday’s schedule was … Continue reading

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