Tag Archives: Oregon

Interview: Valerie Geary, Author of Crooked River, on Raising the Stakes, Ghosts, and Celebrating Her Debut Novel

Valerie Geary’s impressive debut novel, Crooked River, will be released tomorrow by William Morrow. A twisty literary thriller, peopled with eccentrics and ghosts, Crooked River delves into grief, suspicion, and what it means to be a family. Protagonists Sam and … Continue reading

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Big Things

This interview in the Los Angeles Review is a beautiful meditation on the writing community here in Portland, Oregon, and how Tom Spanbauer influenced my author Stevan Allred and so many others with his Dangerous Writing. Many of his students have … Continue reading

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Oregonian Layoffs

Last week, we learned the Oregonian, our newspaper here in Portland, is going to quit daily delivery service. I’ve been a subscriber since 2001. I felt so adult when the first one arrived on my doorstep at the tiny white … Continue reading

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Spring at the Rhododendron Garden

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Color in the World

It’s that time of year again–tulip festival season at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon.

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The Joys of Editing

I love to edit. Not just my work, but other people’s work. Ever since I can remember, friends have been coming to me with their reports, essays, resumes and the like. As a twenty-something, I became a newspaper editor–the perfect … Continue reading

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Stealing Hydrangeas

More than five years ago, a man came to the door asking if he could cut some of our giant hydrangea blooms. We said yes, as long as he didn’t take them all, because we were enjoying them. The first … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Kim Cooper Findling Discusses Her Memoir, Travel Writing and Building a Career as a Freelancer

Chance of Sun reads like an honest love story to the state of Oregon. Kim Cooper Findling’s memoir is a beautifully drawn map of her own journey, starting with a Rogue River backpacking trip in 1975, when she was five. … Continue reading

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It’s a Parade!

One of my favorite family traditions is going to the Grand Floral Parade each June in Portland, Oregon. Here are a few photos from Saturday, taken with our point-and-shoot because I didn’t want to lug my big camera downtown with … Continue reading

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Tulips, Tulips Everywhere

Here in Oregon, spring means a pilgrimage to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Enjoy the photos! For those of you within driving distance to Woodburn, the festival continues through May 6. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1bhaB-EH

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