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The Sabertooth Amulet—Key to a Timeless Mystery

This amulet, discovered on a body in a bog in my new novel Megaflood, is a central clue to happenings 14,000 years ago. Not only is it a priceless artifact and focus of present-day conflict between tribes and museum researchers, but … Continue reading

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MEGAFLOOD – First Look at the Cover

I got my first physical copy of Megaflood today. There’s nothing like the thrill of holding the product of so much hard work in hand. The cover is a thing of beauty and, like the story itself, required much background … Continue reading

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A 14,000-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Love and betrayal in a time of epic floods. Continue reading

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Roly-Poly Dinosaurs

Here’s a fun one: a roly-poly armored dinosaur. As far as I know, no one has ever published a picture of this creature in this rolled-up pose—until now. If you don’t believe me, google “ankylosaur images” and see if you … Continue reading

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The Way to a Dinosaur’s Heart

Is through his stomach, right? Well, that may apply to T rex, but what about all those plant eaters? In my Dinosaur Wars books I always explore new possibilities for dinosaurian looks, behaviors, and… attitudes. For example, in the first … Continue reading

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Eek! I dreamed up deadly mutant viruses long before COVID-19

Just as you get nice and immunized with COVID-19 vaccine, along comes a new terror—the viral variant! Deadlier strains of COVID are cropping up with alarming frequency. Such mutational shifts allow the new viruses to circumvent the immunity you acquired … Continue reading

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The Great Shakeout–Will Seattle’s Tsunami Chimes Ring?

Folks in the stadium area will have only a few minutes to make up their minds whether they’ll flee to safety–or die. Continue reading

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I Dreamed the Bridge Fell Down

This photo of the West Seattle Freeway Bridge shows you two things: 1. It’s a marvel of modern engineering, a huge construct of reenforced concrete that crosses the Duwamish River in a single arching high-rise span. 2. It’s empty of … Continue reading

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Eerie parallels: COVID-19 & my medical thriller The Neah Virus

In my book, a virus emerges from nature at the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula. People start dying. Contagion is rampant. The CDC calls for desperate measures including quarantines. The National Guard intervenes in the interest of public safety. Does any of this sound familiar? Continue reading

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Edith May Hopp — 1925-2016

In leaving this world at age 91, Edee Hopp could look back on a long, full, loving, and often hilarious life. Brava! Continue reading

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