Category Archives: Seattle

Event Update and Daily Dog

My “Writing Better Villains” workshop at Foolscap will on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in Salon 4. That’s right after lunch, so no post-prandial snoozing, please. And today Bella and I went up to our friends’ … Continue reading

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Hey, I’ve got (most of) my schedule for Foolscap: Villains Workshop Salon 4, Friday Time TBA Cooperation vs. Competition: Gender-Driven Stories Salon 3, Fri, 4:00-5:00 PM Competition is seen as masculine; cooperation, as feminine. And yet, both genders engage in … Continue reading

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Workshops Still Open!

In the Blatant Self-Promotion department: Quick reminder that I’m teaching a one-day intensive writing workshop for Clarion West in Seattle next month and there is still space open. There’s also space in Richard Russo’s workshop this coming Sunday, so if … Continue reading

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This weekend is the re-boot of Northwest Bookfest and I’ll be on a panel there Saturday Oct 1. Even if you can’t make the panel, it’s a great event with many terrific authors on hand all weekend and lots of … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions and signings, Cool writerly people, fun events, Other Cool Folks, other people's books, Seattle, Team Seattle

Stairs, Stairs, and More Stairs!

Today was another stair-climbing day for Bella and me. Bella seems to really like the stairs at Golden Gardens when she starts up, then casts me looks of mixed frustration and despair as they just keep on going and going … Continue reading

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Trotting Off

Today is an Author Day for me: I’m meeting up with some fans this afternoon at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, then off to dine/coffee with them, and then an evening at the Pike Brewing Company Pub with Charles Stross and whoever … Continue reading

Posted in Personal blither, sailing, Seattle

Pretty Nature Stuff

So, finally a few pictures from my ramble on the hill at Golden Gardens. Even though the beach and marsh are the famous part, the area on the hill below Loyal Heights bluff and the dog park are utterly gorgeous … Continue reading

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