June 6, 2013
You can find me tonight, June 6th, at Tsunami Books in Eugene at 7 pm. It's our annual Mid-Valley Chapter's Writers Fair.
If you are a writer, come and find your people!
June 11, 2013
I'll also be at Valley River Inn in the lobby by the fireplace on Tuesday, June 11th at 8 am, talking about editing mistakes to avoid in your writing.
July 20, 2013
Pitch Panel Workshop
Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette, upstairs room
Come and hone your agent pitch for the conference next month!
August 2-4, 2013
Willamette Writers Conference 2013
Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel
Three days of awesome! Networking, education, fun. You can't beat it. Sign up at willamettewriters.com.
Category Archives: a study in awareness
Let me talk about my house. The kitchen feels like my mom. I want to sit at this table – that my grandfather made – and drink the coffee that my mom got up so early in the morning … Continue reading
Hope is a flat rock All shiny and polished With possibilities. It sits in your stomach Wedged in between Worry and Giddiness. You skate across it Wondering and Wishing Sometimes with double lutzes And swizzles. Despair is sometimes there Flitting … Continue reading
These are the pleasures I have known: The sound of running water. The sound of water splashing in a fountain. The sound of water rushing rippling over rocks in a river bed. The chaise lounge in a beautiful garden on … Continue reading
Am I a bitch,opening my fingersto let loyalty and devotionslip through? Do I shush the methat lingers in trepidationhovering over a panic attackof instability? And then welcome theconfidence of desire and ego And strut in long skirts with mirrorsAnd spaghetti-straped … Continue reading
I am a rosey blush with teal sparks, a curvy goddess that swirls and bops to a jazzy ballad in a smoky room. I am the number 18, full of beginnings, a roll-top desk with hidden compartments living in a … Continue reading
That feeling before you leap of exhilaration, anticipation, fear and ecstasy. That feeling when you think it might happen and you’re terrified and shaky and oh so blessed. That feeling when you know it’s best for you but that one … Continue reading
“How am I not myself?” ~ I Heart Huckabees If Art is communication — and that makes sense to me — what message am I trying (or what message do I want) to send? What do I want to say? … Continue reading
Creation channelsthe Rage in the Cage.Battering, flutteringHeld against my will.Who does the holding?None other than me.Set yourself free!I yell.To no Avail.What’s keeping me?Why do I curtail?Fear.Of.Me.Who Am I?Will I like whatI discover?Set Fire.And banishThe old thoughtsAnd patterns.Screaming to be meTo … Continue reading
I often wish that I were more musically inclined — either with playing an instrument or with singing. But not enough to actually put the work in for learning and training. But despite this I feel a great affection for … Continue reading