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Mystery Writers University

The Mystery Writers of America, of which I am a card-carrying member, are convening a thing they call MWA University today at the W Hotel in Seattle. I’ll be there at 8 AM, coffeed up and ready to learn from the masters and mistresses of the art. Continue reading

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Work work workity work

I’ve been reformatting and revising my first science fiction novel, Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall, in preparation for issuing it as a non-ebook Continue reading

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The Ghost Trees published–again

I got the inspiration for this story while hiking in the North Cascade National Park, when I was struck by the ghostly quality of the face chopped on this stump by a woodsman’s ax. Continue reading

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The Art of Being Makah

Nytom, Makah artist. This guy could go to New York and sing opera while displaying his carvings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading

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Help me judge my book’s new cover

How about this book cover? I’d love to get some opinions before it’s published. Continue reading

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Edit, edit, edit

Can Dr. Peyton McKean come up with a cure before we all become fevered, crazed maniacs? Or will modern society crumble in the face of a threat from a virus that is centuries old? Continue reading

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Roamin’ Sonoma

Sitting around by the pool, bathed in the glare of that unfamiliar object in the sky, fearful of getting a burn on our tender white hides, feeling compelled to have another sip. It’s tough duty. Continue reading

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Writings from the Northwest Corner

The Neah Virus arises seemingly out of nowhere. In contrast to the smallpox epidemics of the 1850s, it kills outsiders but leaves Makah Indians untouched. Hmmm. How could that be? Better ask the old shaman, Gordon Steel. He seems to know more than he is saying. Or better yet, ask Raven, the trickster spirit. Continue reading

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New year, new book

Three novels are on the way this year: a medical thriller, a war story, and a dinosaur science fiction. Don’t fall behind in your reading. Continue reading

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Devil Dogs

For a good seasonal chill down your spine, I’d highly recommend you check out “A Dangerous Breed.” Continue reading

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