What Texture, Your Life?

Hang your age on the hook by the door, those pilled, worn decades too heavy for warm weather like this.

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Naming the Baby

During my first pregnancy, I eavesdropped every chance I got. Shamelessly, I turned my ear to parents in restaurant booths, in line at the grocery, on ferries, at the beach and park. When they called their children by name, I leaned in, then scribbled potential baby names on restaurant napkins, pocket scraps, and the palm […]

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Launching

Too early for breakfast, I set a warm mug on my desk, opened this morning’s email, and learned that the manuscript for my coming-of-age novel was a FINALIST for the 2018 Cascade Writer’s Contest. Pinch me. . . . and put me to work. At the recent Seattle Writing Workshop, one agent told me that […]

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