The company we keep …

I'm not a fan of name-droppers, no. Growing up, I was around plenty of them. I was raised in the greater Los Angeles area; our semi-rural community was within easy commuting distance of "beautiful downtown Burbank." Burbank is not glamorous, but it ought to be. Movie and television studios such as Disney, NBC, Worldwide Pictures, … Continue reading The company we keep …

Atmospheric River

Our area of Oregon is famous for rain. Except it isn't rain, it's really just drizzle. Continuous, dreary drizzle. Until now. A new term entered my vocabulary this week: "atmospheric river."┬áThe entire west coast is being dumped on right now, particularly Northern California. I love drumming rain, but this is crazy. It's been scary to … Continue reading Atmospheric River

Riding the rails to sunny California…

This afternoon I board the southbound train, riding the rails for 1000 scenic miles to see my parents. It's also a marathon editing and reading spree. Traveling with me are: My trusty laptop The final four chapters of my Darcy manuscript My half-finished pirate romance, Persuading Isabella Joel Friedlander's latest book on self-publishing And the … Continue reading Riding the rails to sunny California…