My cat is dying, so I baked bread. I bake bread when I’m happy but rarely when I’m sad, and I was afraid that it wouldn’t rise, that the grief in my veins would cause it to sink down, a hard and ugly lump. That didn’t happen. Instead, as I kneaded, my hands working the… Read More Vanilla whole wheat bread, and my cat is dying
Hope everyone found a small piece of joy during the holidays.We spent a quiet Christmas at home with the beasts (two cats and a dog, all aging, all with health and personality quirks), watching movies and reading. It was peaceful and serene, and I was so happy that I baked a loaf of bread. There’s something… Read More Pushcart Prize nomination plus another mention
I don’t normally do cover reveals. It’s not that I have anything against them. It’s just not the direction I usually take. But this cover reveal is special. It belongs to YA author Nikki Jefford. Nikki and I briefly worked at Anchorage Daily News together years ago. It didn’t take long for her to realize that journalism wasn’t… Read More “Stakeout” cover reveal
I first met Lynn Lovegreen earlier this summer at an author’s talk. Although we were Facebook and Twitter friends, we had never actually met in person (isn’t it funny how that happens?). I liked her immediately, liked how soft-spoken yet firm she was, and I especially liked how her face lit up whenever she talked about writing… Read More Why write about the Alaska Gold Rush?