Community, Culture, travel, Writing

The Animal Club

Last August, I got an email about the 2019 Key West Literary Seminar. I’d been there ten years earlier, in 2009, when the theme was Historical Fiction and I was looking for help transforming my academic work on Crossfire and the Hollywood blacklist into a historical novel. That workshop a decade ago with novelist-memoirist-travel writer… Read More The Animal Club

creativity, Writing


Creative Focus for the Monkey-Minded Are you the kind of person who usually has multiple irons in the fire? Two or three or eight balls in the air at any given time? Yeah, me too. And for me, one of the biggest barriers to getting stuff done is just figuring out where to start. Which… Read More 47:13

Community, Health/Wellness, Memoir

Float Con 2018

Saturday, August 18. Backstage at Portland’s Newmark Theater at FloatCon 2018: I’m miked up, and I’m amped up. Wandering around and then dancing around, shrugging my shoulders, shaking out my  hands, trying to slough off the energy that is surging like a tsunami through my body. I’m about to go onstage and talk in front… Read More Float Con 2018