Tag Archives: Shaman

The Awesomeness of Spirit Cove

Spirit Cove. Here Raven bit the shore, in the days when he was a giant, to carve out a home for the animals–and humans too. Continue reading

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Symbolism of The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe isn’t the only one to use the dark symbolism of the Raven in his writings. This inky harbinger of death and evil has been a perennial favorite of storytellers for centuries, if not millennia. So, can you … Continue reading

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Serpent Symbolism in The Neah Virus

While I was researching this novel over a period of a decade and more, the two-headed beast kept popping up until I began to feel it represented some sort of communication coming to me from “the other side.” 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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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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Blood Tide — Published!

“Blood Tide” is one of my Peyton McKean mysteries and one I’m very proud of. It gives plenty of play to the ingenious brain workings of Dr. Peyton McKean, the Seattle biotechnology researcher and super sleuth whom I like to bill as “The greatest mind since Sherlock Holmes.” Continue reading

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My Dog Wants To Eat You

It’s the haunting season. Prepare to be scared. There’s something not quite right about this dog, wouldn’t you agree? “A Dangerous Breed” is available now as an ebook. Continue reading

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The Ghost Trees — Published!

I’m delighted to have my story appear in the same book as some very well respected, award winning, and best-selling mystery authors. Continue reading

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Enter the Shaman

I’ll be discussing some interesting shamanistic tidbits from Northwest Native American culture at the Paranormal Fair next Sunday, April 24, at the Norwescon science fiction convention in SeaTac, Washington. Continue reading

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