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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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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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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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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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