One Gun Events

The books have arrived! I apologize to anyone who went to buy a copy at Bookshop Santa Cruz or Kelly’s Books in Watsonville early in June. Now that the books are on the shelves, it’s time for me to spring into action. You can read about how One Gun came to...

My Problem with Gratitude

It’s probably not what you think.  My parents came of age on South Dakota homesteads during The Great Depression. Rounding up cattle to be shot and buried before they starved. Picking up bones of dead animals to be sold by the ton. They were steel-forged in the...

One Gun ARC & Indelible Publication

A few years ago, my husband and I interrupted a burglar in our home. Screaming for help, my husband chased the young man down the street while I frantically dialed 9-1-1. The thief stopped, pulled a gun, and aimed it at my husband’s head . . . . This real life event...

Temporal Artery Biopsy

If you ever need an artery nipped out of your temple, have a plastic surgeon do it. My doctor was so deft, his sutures so neat, I’m not quite sure where to slather the antibiotic ointment. Look carefully. What’s going on? That’s the million-dollar question. ...

Holiday Shopping?

Producing a book can be roughly divided into three parts. Writing the story is only the first third. Then there’s editing, revising and proofreading–sometimes over and over. My current work-in-progress is on draft 11B. As John Irving said, “Half my...