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 …

Reclaimed

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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 …

The River Within to be published by Bedazzled Ink

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Winter ended with whirlwinds that tossed my life around but spring is bringing a return to calm. I haven’t posted here that my last novel, the independently published The River Within, was picked up by Bedazzled Ink. All thanks to my Number 1 Fan Barrett, who plugged me relentlessly to the good folks at Bedazzled. Here’s the new cover. Look for it in …

The Furthest City Light – Jeanne Winer

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  Rachel Stein is high – she has just been handed a criminal defense attorney’s dream case. What Rachel doesn’t know is that this case is going to unravel her life.   When 36-year old Emily’s abusive husband walked towards her, she stabbed him with a pair of scissors, locked herself in the bathroom, and listened to him wander around …

Boarding “The Next Big Thing” Blog Hop

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Thanks to Barrett (aka #1 Fan) for tagging me in her post, which you will find here –   http://wordsofbarrett.wordpress.com/ You likely know by now that the purpose of the hop is to whet your appetite for authors you might not know about or haven’t read yet. Each author participating in the hop answers the same questions regarding their latest work …

All Hallows Read

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Neil Gaiman is starting a new tradition of giving away a scary book on October 29th. http://www.allhallowsread.com/ I love it as reading and Halloween are such underated pleasures. I’m celebrating by giving away a print copy of the very creepy Cry Havoc. Just respond to this blog and I’ll throw your name in my witch’s hat! Happy Haunting!