My Writing Process Blog Tour

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Got the nod from Barrett, so here’s my contribution to #Mywritingprocess Blog Tour. 1. What am I working on? (Casey, Kelly, close your eyes. Skip to next question.) The answer is, not a damn thing. See last question for clarification. 2. How does my work differ from others in the same genre? Great question. My work doesn’t fit snuggly into …

To Indie Publish or Not, That is NOT the Question!

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At least not for this author. In 2011 I self-published my novel The River Within. It was torturous. From the “simple” uploading onto Smashwords, to the “easy” publication at CreateSpace, the tears and cursing continued through promotion,  accounting,  blogging – blah, blah, blah – I loathed it all. The only thing I liked about self-publishing was being able to give …

Why we love Beth Burnett

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I had the great good fortune to meet Beth Burnett last fall at the first evah Left Coast Lesfic Conference. Her spirit and soul sing to me, and I suspect to almost everyone she meets. Read her post about joy and see if you don’t fall in love, too.

The Labyrinth

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  I’ve come down from the mountains and so miss walking their forests of pine and fir and cedar. To at least be near trees, I went for a walk this morning along a trail that runs beside a creek and beneath an evergreen bower of oak and bay. There’s a small clearing between creek and trail where someone, weeks …


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Had the great good fortune to be able to help a friend drive from California to Santa Fe. Found the whole trip through low and high desert terribly moving. It was only as I was leaving it on the last morning, that I realized this is where nature reclaimed me. I was twenty-eight years old when I first came to …

A Hermit Goes Walkabout

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The Jersey wedding at the end of May.           Tassajara at the start of June, stuck in a canyon with a hundred other people – albeit delightful people and a gorgeous setting.           Four days at the Dallas Golden Crown Literary Conference, the last of June, with about 200 of the nicest …