October 2017

Why I created the Storyteller Award

By |October 22nd, 2017|

When I was a child growing up in the “Garlic Gulch” area of Seattle’s Rainier Valley, I had the great privilege to listen to my father who could keep an encircled crowd of twenty men and boys captivated with gentle, humorous, animated, sometimes extended tales that invariably incorporated something that would resonate with every […]

Widow Walk production begins

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Previously we announced that Widow Walk, the first book in the Widow Walk Saga, was optioned for a feature film or TV production by actor/producer/director Tom Skerritt and the company he founded, Heyou Media Productions.   Because of the subject matter, the durable characters, and atypical settings for the stories involved, he believes the first three books […]

The Fairness of Beasts Pre-Order Bundles Are Here

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Hello everyone,
I am thrilled to announce that pre-orders for The Fairness of Beasts, Book III of The Widow Walk Saga, are now available. We are very happy with this book, and reviews are already starting to come in. We are honored that The Midwest Review named it a Reviewer’s Choice as well as selecting it […]

July 2017

The Medallions of the Widow Walk Saga (so far)

By |July 29th, 2017|

Many people have asked about the beautiful medallions that adorn the covers of the first three books in the Widow Walk saga.   Who did them?  Why did you choose to use them?  How were they created?  What do they represent?
Widow Walk
The talented Randy Mott of Mott Graphics ( is the designer of the […]

2017 Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award

By |July 27th, 2017|

I consider it an honor to support the arts, especially in Washington State where I live and work. When I developed this StoryTeller Award with Washington State’s Artist Trust, I wanted to be part of their work supporting regional artists. I named it the “StoryTeller Award” because I believe there is an unacknowledged responsibility of […]

Artist Chat: Representing Women in Literature

By |July 12th, 2017|

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being part of an artist’s chat with to award-winning author Karen Essex. Karen has written many books based on hidden stories behind famous women like Kleopatra, and it was fascinating to hear her insight into how women are represented across the media, and talk with her […]

May 2017

Widow Walk Optioned for Production by Seattle’s Heyou Media

By |May 22nd, 2017|

 “Game of Thrones-Style” Fiction Joins the New Media Company’s Production Line-Up of Pacific Northwest Stories and Artists
Seattle, WA – May 24, 2017 – Heyou Media, a new media and content aggregator company founded by actor and filmmaker Tom Skerritt, announced today […]

April 2017

When Britannia Ruled the Northwest: April Presentation at Folio

By |April 12th, 2017|

I am happy to announce that I am one of four presenters at an upcoming event at Folio: A Seattle Anthenaeum. For those who don’t know Folio, it’s part of a national community of 21 membership libraries in North America that provides a full schedule of programs and discussion groups, as well as library […]

March 2017

Artist’s Chat: The Story Behind Widow Walk’s Award-Winning Cover

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Creating an amazing book cover
While I’m putting the finishing touches on the the manuscript for book III, The Fairness of Beasts and it is making its way through the wilderness that is editing, proofreading, and printing, I wanted to bring together the two gifted artists who worked with me to create all three of the […]

January 2017

Help us choose the Book III cover

By |January 30th, 2017|

Designing a great book cover is an intricate project that requires time and craft, and I have always enjoyed the process. For the cover of The Fairness of Beasts, book III in the Widow Walk saga, I am delighted to be working with two of the artists who helped design my previous covers as […]