Category Archives: What’s On My Mind

I’ve Been Named NW Up and Coming Writer by Willamette Writers Organization

I’ve been selected as the 2017 Up and Coming Writer by the venerable Willamette Writers Organization. I’m honored and humbled by the award, which was totally unexpected! There are a lot of damn good writers coming up in the region! … Continue reading

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Blood for Wine, Cal Claxton’s latest Oregon Adventure is now Available…

When Cal Claxton’s good friend and master vintner, Jim Kavanaugh, is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Cal agrees to defend him.  The evidence against Jim, who owns a swath of valuable Dundee Hills pinot noir acreage, is overwhelming. Can … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Giveaway

Matters of Doubt, the first book in the Cal Claxton Oregon mystery series, is now available worldwide through Worldwide Mystery (an imprint of Harlequin). In the spirit of the holidays, I’m giving away 5 autographed copies. Simply go to my … Continue reading

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Winner of Drawing for Signed Editon of Not Dead Enough Announced

Congratulations to Pauline White for winning the book giveaway! Thanks to all who participated in the drawing at my Facebook author site, Warren C. Easley. The response was fantastic! Happy mystery reading to all and don’t forget to support your … Continue reading

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Praise for Not Dead Enough

Don’t take my word for it…:)) “Materfully crafted, this tale of greed, deception, and revenge has an added benefit–the stunningly beautiful descriptions of the lush landscape of Oregon’s Columbia River country. Easley’s characters bring enough complex complications to keep you … Continue reading

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Book Signing in Southern California

A shout out to Southern Cal mystery fans. I’ll be reading from and signing NOT DEAD ENOUGH at The Book Carnival in Orange on Sunday, July 17, at 2 pm. Against his better judgement, Cal gets involved in a fifty-year cold … Continue reading

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At the Left Coast Crime Mystery Convention

I just got back to Oregon from the Left Coast Crime convention in Phoenix, where over 700 writers, agents, publishers, publicists, and fans spent four days focused on one thing—the mystery genre. Like all artists, mystery writers need inspiration and … Continue reading

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Never Look Down Shortlisted for Spotted Owl Award

I’m thrilled that Never Look Down, the third book in the Cal Claxton Oregon mystery series, has been short listed for the coveted Spotted Owl Award given by the Oregon Friends of Mystery for the best mystery written by a … Continue reading

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This Just in – Rambles Reviews Never Look Down

From the wonderful literary site Rambles.com: “Never Look Down is the third episode in this compelling and worthwhile mystery series. If you already read the first book, Matters of Doubt, you may be pleased to know that its character Picasso, … Continue reading

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More Praise for Never Look Down…

Today must be review day because three new reviews for NLD came in, all of them great. Here’s an excerpt from BookLoons Reviews –  “This is not just another mystery. It is beautifully written and brings the reader into the … Continue reading

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