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On Characters and Setting

In the Cal Claxton Oregon Mysteries, Cal has retreated from L.A. to an old farmhouse on an isolated ridge overlooking the Oregon wine country in the aftermath of his wife’s suicide. His daughter Claire, an uncommonly wise young woman, balked … Continue reading

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Otto Penzler Selects “The Promise” for Upcoming Mystery Anthology

If you are a fledgling mystery writer and you get a letter from Otto Penzler wanting to buy one of your stories, it can make your day, for sure.  This just happened to me, when I received a request from … Continue reading

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Short Story Wins Second Place in Will. Writers Contest

I was just notified that To Catch a Wolf, a flash fiction piece, won second place in the Kay Snow writing contest for fiction at Willamette Writers.  I’m thrilled because the Willamette Writers is one of the most prestigious writing organizations … Continue reading

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