Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Radio Station on Halloween

I visited the PacWest Center in downtown Portland this morning to record a short segment with radio personality Sheila Hamilton. She’s a dynamic force in the local media community, and I’ve been listening to her since I moved to Oregon … Continue reading

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Reading in Public

Next Saturday I’ll be reading a piece of my novel aloud at our inaugural Brave on the Page event! I haven’t read in front of an audience since April 2005–or maybe it was 2006. Back then I was honored by an … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

When brainstorming about Brave on the Page, I knew I needed additional content. Something besides the author interviews that have run here, on this blog, over the past two years. In talking to my writing group members on the street corner, … Continue reading

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A Book Manifesto

This post was inspired by attending Wordstock on October 13-14 and realizing how few people buy books, even at a writing event, where books are being celebrated, and where authors are pouring their hearts into readings, presentations and workshops.  Books … Continue reading

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Brave on the Page at Wordstock!

There you have it–my own personal gallery of Wordstock photos. I worked like crazy in August and September to launch Brave on the Page before this October 13-14 weekend, and it was definitely worth it. I had so much fun seeing many … Continue reading

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Wordstock Day 2: Whitney Otto

There seemed to be more buzz and excitement on the second day of Wordstock, but it was still pretty quiet. As the Oregonian reported, the crowds didn’t show up in force on either day. I noted it, personally, because many … Continue reading

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Wordstock Highlights

I spent a lot of time at the Espresso Book Machine booth during Wordstock, so I didn’t see as many panels or readings as I usually do. Nevertheless, here are some highlights: Talking to two of my friends, who introduced … Continue reading

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Wordstock Day 1: Kim Barnes and Pauls Toutonghi

It was so great to see many, many authors and readers wandering around the Oregon Convention Center today. I spent a lot of time at the Espresso Book Machine booth, and then wandering around the booths, chatting with other exhibitors. … Continue reading

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Going Visiting–Online and at Wordstock

I’m visiting two exceptional blogs this week, as part of releasing Brave on the Page.  Anthony Lee Collins of U-town and Naomi Baltuck of Writing Between the Lines were kind enough to host me. They’re both among the most vocal contributors … Continue reading

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Partying in Portland!

We had an unbelievable turnout yesterday at the drop-by launch of Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.  I invited contributors to stop by the Espresso Book Machine from noon to 1:30 to see the machine … Continue reading

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