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Scott Sparling’s Treehouse Hideaway

I’m a former small-town newspaper reporter. That’s one of the reasons I started my Seven Questions interview series. I enjoy asking people about their creative work. Scott Sparling, author of WIRE TO WIRE, recently blogged about the other side of things–being … Continue reading

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OK, Writers: What’s Your Good News?

Despite being an optimistic individual, I have the publishing industry blues these days. So do a lot of other writers, it seems. Manuscripts that would have sold a few years ago are languishing on hard drives. Authors that would have … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Scott Sparling Discusses His Debut Novel’s ‘Dream-Come-True’ Success and How the Book Evolved

It’s no wonder that Scott Sparling’s debut, WIRE TO WIRE, has been well-received by critics and readers. It’s intense. It’s provocative. It’s also amazingly beautiful. The heady pace of WIRE TO WIRE, an adrenaline rush of a crime novel, matches the … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Posts With Another Giveaway

Technically, Monday’s interview with Stephen O’Donnell was post #100, but since I schedule my Seven Questions series in advance, #101 will have to do. I’m excited about reaching my first blogging milestone, especially considering the fact that I’ve written 3/4 … Continue reading

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Portland Writing News That Makes Me Happy

Scott Sparling’s debut novel, WIRE TO WIRE, is racking up more wonderful reviews, including this piece touting its thrills and dark humor in Sunday’s Oregonian. That adds to the novel’s other excellent publicity, including raves from Kirkus, Playboy and a starred … Continue reading

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On Scott Sparling, Flipback Books and Ken Metzler

Consider this a three-in-one blog post. It’s gotten so busy around here–with the growth of my Seven Questions series–that I need to squeeze a few topics together before the next installment, featuring novelist Julia Stoops. She will share her thoughts … Continue reading

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