June 2019

Translations for Widow Walk and Isthmus

By |June 10th, 2019|

We are pleased to announce that the Italian translations for Widow Walk and Isthmus are now available.

L’ Approdo (the Landing), the title of the Widow Walk Italian version, translated by the team of Francesca Cosi and Alessandra Reposi, is available at  in paperback and Kindle, and should be on shortly.


The German edition of Widow […]

October 2018

Watch the First Widow Walk Video Teaser!

By |October 21st, 2018|

Scroll down to see the first of eight “pre-pitch” teasers that we will use to bring Widow Walk to life in a different medium. the plight of one strong woman pioneer and her family and first nation peoples caught in a growing clash of cultures.



January 2018

Artist’s Chat with Shannon Polson: Representing the Wilderness Experience in Literature

By |January 29th, 2018|


In this Artist’s Chat, I am excited to talk with Shannon Polson, someone who is not only a fantastic writer, but an inspiring individual who teaches us all what is possible when we commit ourselves to pushing our own limits and cultivating excellence. Shannon is both a best-selling author and one of the first […]

A Hunting Story

By |January 17th, 2018|

On a recent hunting journey, I had the good fortune of being able to take a rifle shot at a magnificent elk from 1,000 yards. It was a moment where everything came together like the gears of an invisible clock — all the planning, the thinking, the training, and the movements. It was indeed an epic hunt […]

December 2017

Grandpa Santa

By |December 22nd, 2017|

As Christmas approached after my fourth birthday, my grandpa Alphonso told me with great pride that he and Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nicolas) were from the same town – Bari, Italy.  Grandpa knew I adored Santa.  I guess it was obvious to him and everyone else because, beginning the day after Halloween, my other favorite […]

Interview With E. Lily Yu, Winner of the 2017 LaSalle Artist Trust Storyteller Award

By |December 4th, 2017|

I am very pleased to announce that E. Lily Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Gar LaSalle Artist Trust StoryTeller Award. Lily’s lyrical, poetic, delightful prose lilts with fresh metaphors, framed within an atypical context. Her primary submission sample, The View From the Top of the Stair, has been published in Hazlitt. More […]

Why I Created The Storyteller Award

By |December 4th, 2017|

As a small child growing up in Seattle’s Rainier Valley “Garlic Gulch” – so named then because that’s where the Italians lived – I had the great privilege to listen to my father who could keep an encircled crowd captivated with gentle, humorous, animated, sometimes extended tales that invariably entailed something that would resonate […]

November 2017

In Search of the Good Doctor

By |November 11th, 2017|

A few weeks ago I had the honor of delivering the 7th Annual James McClellan “Humanities in Medicine” lecture at Whitman College to an audience composed of physicians, academicians and students.  Research for the topic, “In Search of the ‘Good Doctor'” allowed me to explore and in many cases, re-acquaint myself with a wide […]

October 2017

How to Write Bad Guys

By |October 31st, 2017|

I once knew an opera singer who built a successful, very specialized career by exclusively playing the witch in Hansel und Gretel. For two months out of each year during the winter holiday season, she flew around the world, shuttling from performance to performance, singing and artistically seducing kids into her gumdrop house. She was […]

The Fairness of Beasts is Published!

By |October 24th, 2017|

Today is the day!

Book III in the Widow Walk Saga is now live on Amazon, and I am thrilled. The team at Solipsis Publishing and I have been working hard for months to get everything ready, and it’s exciting to release the book to the world.

Click here to order The Fairness of Beasts on […]