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Smashwords discounts my e-books in July

Just so’s you’ll know, Smashwords, one of my two book publishers, is having a month-long sale this July—that would be right now! Some titles are free, like my ever-popular novel Rainier Erupts! and my personal favorite short story, “A Dangerous Breed.” Other … Continue reading

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Of Tidal Waves and Tunnels and Highway 99

Imagine an eight- or ten-foot wall of water pouring over the brink of the tunnel entrance. Continue reading

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I saw A’yahos, Seattle’s earthquake serpent spirit

I’ll never forget the ripples underground or the accompanying thunder on the day I met A’yahos, the Duwamish Tribe’s legendary earthquake serpent spirit. I’m a believer now, because I saw him slithering with my own eyes! Continue reading

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How Earthquakes Shaped Seattle’s Landscape

Give a thought to where you’ll drop, cover, and hang on if a landscape-shaping rupture of the Seattle Fault strikes again. Continue reading

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ShakeOut! Did Seattle’s Earthquake Drill Make A Deadly Mistake?

First of all, decide right now that if you experience an earthquake at a game in Seattle, you will not immediately leave the stadium, unless the place is coming down around your ears. Continue reading

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Rugby Daze

Ernest Hemingway, you weren’t so badass. Continue reading

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EARTHQUAKE!

The Great Seattle Earthquake has come–to my doorstep, delivered by overnight express. And it’s a fine and handsome book. Continue reading

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The Fireboat Leschi

Sometimes being a writer of thriller novels causes you to go places and do things you might otherwise never think of. Like the other day when background research for my novel about an earthquake and tsunami in Seattle led me … Continue reading

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A Ride In My Uncle’s Warplane!

I hadn’t guessed that I would not only see, but fly in the aircraft that’s central to my novel about Uncle Herb’s exploits, heroism, and tragic crash-landing on a jungle island. Continue reading

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Jurassic World vs Dinosaur Wars

Ever get the feeling someone was looking over your shoulder while you were reading a book? Well, these days I’m getting that feeling as I WRITE my books. I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the people writing the … Continue reading

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